These both seem like reasonable schools of thought. Although, I would expect that with very low usage, changing the oil doesn't do much good. I'm attempting to identify what constitutes very low usage. 1 hour? 5 hours? 10 hours? 15 hours? No sense changing the oil unnecessarily.A rider takes what, 2-3 qts to change it. Every fall when you store it with new oil.
Yeah, but manufacturers also want us to change all parts annually, not just oil (air filter, spark plugs, etc. etc. etc.). Seems a bit excessive.Make sure your small engine maintenance schedule is up to date so your lawn mower or snow blower is healthy with this Briggs and Stratton FAQ.www.briggsandstratton.com
Yes.Does this machine run a filter?
Perhaps that's the ticket. Anyone else doing this?...but I am extending the filters to two seasons.