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Maintenance position

Is it safe to put the blower in maintenance position with bucket down and the machine vertical with oil in it? All the gas is drained but the oil is my concern. There is no filter so I can't imagine it would be an issue. This is for a 28" Deluxe Ariens. Need to work on the wheel auto lock.
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Is it safe to put the blower in maintenance position with bucket down and the machine vertical with oil in it? All the gas is drained but the oil is my concern. There is no filter so I can't imagine it would be an issue. This is for a 28" Deluxe Ariens. Need to work on the wheel auto lock.
Vengenz, maintenance position is exactly that to do maintenance so gaz lever off and do your maintenance. Personally I would not leave it in that position overnight but just recently I did just and the next morning I lowered it down and fifteen minutes later it started merrily with not even a puff of smoke.

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I'd put down a drain pan under the engine or some cardboard. Usually it's not a problem but I had one where the dipstick wasn't sealed even when the stick was properly installed in the tube. Heck of a mess the next day. Now I always put a drain pan down.

Some people have had an issue with the engine smoking excessively when first started but I personally haven't run across that problem (yet).

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