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I can not figure out how to change the oil on this. It does not have one oil drain port. However it has a square plug on each side of the engine with an oil "fill" spot on each side .Aslo I have no idea as to how much oil and the type. Thank you in advance for your time.
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Welcome to the forum.
The square bolts are indeed the oil drain plugs.
I would recommend finding the serial number of the engine [I think it's on the "strip sticker" on the recoil starter in your last pic]. Google that number and find the owners manual for it, that will give you all the info you need.
Others will be along to offer additional help with that specific model.
 

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Pretty much any brand synthetic 5W30 would be great on that engine:


As for changing the oil, you can use a piece of cardboard to make v-shape. You could then use the fill port and tip the snowblower over slightly on its side, like this:

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or... you could loosen the square drain plug with a 3/8" extension and an adjustable wrench:

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If you want to get fancy, you can buy a form-a-funnel instead of the cardboard:

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Thank you for all of the information....another question the Briggs and Stratton Engine is Model:20G414 Type 0111E1 I can't find a manual but need to know how much 5w30 oil to add. Thank you in advance for your invaluable help.
 

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the right side (the side with the electric starter and the yellow wire, 2nd pic) would probably be easier since you don't have to deal with the chute crank.

I'd also recommend that you purchase a long-neck funnel so that you'll have an easier time filling the engine with new oil.

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I appreciate the great advice...thanks a million !:)
 

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You add enough to the full mark if it has a dipstick, and if it only has the lower screw plug to fill it, then it is full when it comes up over the top of the threads to the opening.
 

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Pretty much any brand synthetic 5W30 would be great on that engine:


As for changing the oil, you can use a piece of cardboard to make v-shape. You could then use the fill port and tip the snowblower over slightly on its side, like this:

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or... you could loosen the square drain plug with a 3/8" extension and an adjustable wrench:

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If you want to get fancy, you can buy a form-a-funnel instead of the cardboard:

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I just ordered one of these...great advice.
 

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Also, make sure to use 5W30 Full Synthetic, as it is a much better oil than dino oil.
 

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For the owner's manual, go to briggsandstratton.com -> Owner Support -> Find Manual & Parts Llist -> Download Manual

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Then, plug in "20G414-0111-E1" without quotes, then click on Search:

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...and voila! parts manual and owner's manual available for download, all for free.

 

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suggest installing a Dranzit oil draining hose . $25 well spent.

Amazon/Ebay........not sure what size your blower takes. Honda's take either the 10 or 12mm size. ( for you Honda maniacs )
 
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