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Oil change

Postby JimCub48 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:08 pm

Is it best to run the cub to warm up the oil before draining , or drain the oil after it sits parked for awhile where everything has a chance to settle to the drain pan. Just curious to see what the different opinions are.

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Re: Oil change

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:15 pm

Warm it up first, then drain. That way all the contaminants and moisture are in suspension.
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Re: Oil change

Postby Frozenstate » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:07 pm

Don't forget to flush out the filter canister with some kind of solvent after draining it.

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Re: Oil change

Postby coppersmythe » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:19 pm

Don McCombs wrote:Warm it up first, then drain. That way all the contaminants and moisture are in suspension.
:Dito: filter does not clean " 100% " of each oil cycle" . a "new to you" cub could always benefit from a couple oil/seafoam changes . coppersmythe...............

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Re: Oil change

Postby outdoors4evr » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:11 am

I always find it helpful to put a couple of boards under the left hand side tires before removing the oil drain plug. That way more of the oil drains out of the pan. - Seems like there is about 1/8" of oil in the bottom of the pan after draining.

I do run the engine enough to warm the oil before draining.
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