How to Empty Oil Tank to Winterize Lawn Mower

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Learn how to empty oil tank by tipping engine to prepare your lawn mower for winter in this free lawn maintenance video from a yard work expert. View Video Transcript

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Jon Olson

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Hi! This is Jon on behalf of Expert Village. In this video clip, we will be emptying the oil tank. The next thing we need to do to winterize your lawnmower is to get out all of the old oil. So the first thing we need to do is empty the oil tank. Now also with this, there is an easier way and there is a little bit of a harder way. The easiest way is to get an oil pan and go ahead and take your oil cap off and you are just going to tip the oil out into the oil pan and let the oil come out. Now the only problem with this method is that it doesn't get all of the oil out of the engine unless you really tip it in odd ways and move it around.