Oil Capacity

wet_dogggNovember 11, 2006

My dad retired and moved to Arizona for the winter...so I went over and stole his Ariens 8526. It has a 8.5 HP Tecumseh engine. Needs an oil change, how much does this engine take and what weight? Appreciate the help.

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earthworm(6 Pennsylvania)

I just use my automotive supply (10w-30) Mobil 1, one quart, measure - add some more...
If the level is good, then a man can easily measure the old oil - this can also indicate any oil consumption... works well with the car...

    Bookmark   November 11, 2006 at 7:58PM
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earthworm(6 Pennsylvania)

The corrected quantity is probably less than a quart. Generally you can over fill a little - say 10%...

    Bookmark   November 14, 2006 at 11:37AM
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machiem(Z8 WA)

There is most likely a "device" to tell you when it's full. Fill until you reach the full mark on that device. On some, it's a dipstick. On others, fill till it starts leaking out the drain plug.

What is an Ariens 8526? If it's a snowblower, I'd use a lightweight oil like 5W30. If it's a lawnmower, I'd use something a bit heavier like 10W30 unless you mow in cold temps.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2006 at 5:57PM
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Use 5w-30 oil about 3/4 of a quart. I have a ariens 824 and I usually fill mine until the dipstip reads full. I believe you can download the owners manual from ariens website.

    Bookmark   November 22, 2006 at 6:11PM
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That particular Ariens is Tec. powered and requires 26 ounces of 5-30 for winter use.

    Bookmark   December 3, 2006 at 10:28AM
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I am looking for information/how-to change the oil on an Ariens 824 snowblower. Cannot locate the drain plug...am I missing the obvious?
Thank you,

    Bookmark   November 16, 2007 at 9:43PM
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