Snowblower oil change

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Old 04-24-19, 12:00 PM
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Snowblower oil change

Each year, at the end of “snow season” I have put the snowblower away for the warm months. That consisted of running the engine dry, and changing the oil, and letting my nephew clean/change the spark plug. This past winter for variety of reasons I used the snowblower once for a half hour.
In a couple of weeks, I plan on putting it away. While I know I should run it dry and will, is an oil change is necessary given the limited time the snowblower was running?How about the sparkplug?
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Old 04-24-19, 12:24 PM
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I used to change the oil in all my equipment once a year. Now I do it by the hours the machine has been used. With only one use this season I would not change the oil. I have never had a problem with spark plugs so I almost never clean them let alone replaced them.
 
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Old 04-24-19, 01:51 PM
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Hi, I fill my gas tank full, add stabilizer, run it for 5 minutes and store it.
That’s me, never had a problem.
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Old 04-24-19, 02:29 PM
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I'm with PD, never changed my spark plugs (maybe cleaned the carbon off occasionally), drain and run the gas dry and store. Usually I'll go two seasons with an oil change assuming I don't use it constantly during the winter. Can't be bothered to keep track of the hours of use.
 
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Old 04-25-19, 09:01 AM
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Thanks for all the input.
 
 

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