- Nov 23, 2004
I bought a Honda mower from Home Depot this past May, and am changing the oil for the first time. I have WAY more than the recommended 10 hours on it for the first oil change. I have been cutting my grass 2x weekly (and the occasional 3x) since I bought it at the end of May and each time I cut my grass takes about 1 1/4 hours. Oops. I turned the fuel off, tipped the mower on its side, and drained the engine oil into a pan. It was pretty dark and had a small amount of very fine glitter. I expected that. I refilled with T5 10w30. Good choice? Question: Am I supposed to screw the dipstick in to check the oil level, or not?? When the dipstick is "on top" of the threads, i.e. NOT threaded in, its perfectly on the full mark. If I thread it in, its about 1/2" over the full mark. Either way, I measured the oil that came out and put the same amount back in. I dont want to over/under fill it.