After you purchase your weed eater and have taken advantage of all the wonderful things you can do with it. You are going to need to take care of your newly bought tool. Specifically, with maintaining the quality of the oil that you have running through your engine.
Over time of use, the oil is repeatedly running through your engine. Over time this oil will collect certain debris and deposits. Your air filter does its best to maintain this from happening. But with weed eating, you are going to be dealing with a lot of debris clippings that can potentially clog up your oil.
Check The Oil
To check the overall quality of your weed eater’s engine oil—locate your oil cap on your engine. It should be identified with a small oil symbol, and be much smaller than your fuel cap. Once you have located this cap unscrew it gently and check the threads that have been submerged in the oil.
Check to see if its dark or light, and for any visible debris that may be in it. If you have a dark and cloudy looking oil than it is time for a change! It is always good to change your oil routinely every three months or so depending on use.
Tip: Standard weed eater motor oil used is SAE 30 Motor Oil, but to be sure about the oil required—refer to your owner’s manual.
Instructions To Change Your Oil
1. Drain Out Old Oil
- Bring your weed eater up onto a level working space or to a cemented area. Have an oil reservoir container to drain out your oil ready.
- Warm up your weed eater for about a minute. This will allow your oil to heat up—and thin it out to help it flow out easier.
- Turn off your weed eater and place the oil cap over the oil container. Slowly take off the oil cap and let the oil drain out.
- After the oil begins to pour out slowly, you will need to prop your weed eater straight up and down so that the back of the engine is flat on the ground and your stringer head is up in the air.
- Wait for the remaining oil to flow out completely, and tip it back down a level on the ground.
2. Refill With New Oil
- Place your funnel into the open oil reservoir and take your new oil and tip it into the funnel hole and allow it to stand on its own.
- Get yourself a funnel with a thin end but wide mouth for easy pouring. Make sure you have the correct weed eater engine oil whether it’s for a two cycle or four cycles.
- Wait for the new oil to fill your reservoir if you have a large sized bottle you will need to pour it while monitoring it so you won’t overfill it.
- Once you have filled your reservoir remove the new oil bottle and remove the funnel.
- Take your oil cap with a dip stick on the end and wipe it completely clean before inserting it.
- Screw in the oil cap then screw it back out and look at your dipstick to ensure that you have filled it correctly and to the right height.
- Screw it back onto the weed eater engine, and start up your weed eater.
Still, have some questions? Unsure about one of the steps? Please let us know below or contact us, and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.