I assume this is a leaf blower that is mounted on
wheels since you say it is a 4 cycle. Can't
imagine holding a 4 cycle leaf blower.
To answer the question. No, there is no way.
Most 4 cycle engines should have the oil changed
every 25 hours. Most people do it more often,
like 2 times a year, certainly you need to change
it every year. Change at the end of the use
season so that you have new oil sitting in in over
the nonuse period.
Most small 4 cycle engines use less than 1 quart
and you can buy oil on sale for less $1 or less.
Change the oil the first opportunity you get,
change it at the beginning of winter.
Not that far off- if it is black, smells burnt, and you can feel grit
between your finger tips, it is overdue for changing. But seriously, better
to just change it on a schedule based on run hours, 'X' tanks of gas,
whatever. For typical home owner use where it just sits 11 months a year,
change it at the start of every leaf season. People that use them for a
living probably change it monthly when used, and (more importantly) check
the level at the start of each shift. If a seal goes, or it was upside down
in the truck, it is not hard to smoke the engine and seize it up, which
throws off the schedule for the day running out to buy a replacement.
And use good brand of oil. Cheap oil doesn't work in air cooled
engines. My personal favorite is Castrol. In my last truck, it was the
only brand that quieted my piston rod knock for more than two days
after an oil change.
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
Nope even if you buy at high retail it is well
under $2. Most small engines use about 1/2-3/4
quart of oil and national brands on sale are less
than $1. Course you have to spend 32 cents for a
stamp and wait 4-5 weeks to get you rebate check,
but where else do you make $5 for 10 minutes easy
work (case of oil).
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