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I have a 2013 24" Platinum snow blower. The oil drain pipe come out the right hand side near the wheel. The correct way to drain the oil is to remove the wheel and prop the snow blower on blocks. It has been suggested that an alternate way is to attach a flexible rubber tube to the pipe after unscrewing the the cap and draining that way. Has anyone tried doing it this way and if so what was the ID of the tubing you used. I think it is 1" ID, but that seems a little big visually, and I want to buy the correct tubing before I start. I prefer not having to remove the wheel and putting it on blocks if this method will really work. Of course if the pipe was in the rear none of this would be a problem.
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get a prebuilt one like this
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Drain-zit makes an app 4 that.

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Cut the side panel out of an empty bottle of motor oil and use it as a funnel. It's small and fits tight spaces. AND it's cheap.
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Something like this:


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Or use an elbow to run it towards the rear.
It would be more work but I'd loosen the engine so I could install a 1" pipe, the elbow and run it to the rear inside the handle, resting on the body for support so it's protected.
IMHO - This installation just looks like something I'd somehow catch on a chunk of ice or something and break off.


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Hey just use a cardboard roll from a empty paper towel roll.
tilt it down into your oil drain pan.
There's no need to buy fancy tools or start taking tires off.
The few paper towels you have left over you can wipe your hands clean.lol

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Drainzit sound nice but it does not seem like they make one for Ariens or at least the 291cc motor that is on mine.
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Or just shove a piece of hose all the way up on the pipe and bend it where you want it.
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The cardboard would work but it seems messy. Using an oil bottle or a soda bottle it can be easily wiped out with one paper towel and used again and again. I keep it with my funnels and find it's really handy on motorcycles and lawn tractors.

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