Yea, I know, shame on me.
How do I clean the oil compartment if the oil is all burnt?
Here's what happened:
My mower started smoking and it occurred to me that I haven't changed the oil in a year. Checked the dipstick and sure enough it was pretty low.
I'll be making a trip to get some oil, but how do I get the old stuff out there? I'm not asking how to do an oil change, but rather should I try to clean the old stuff out there first? this is assuming there's not much oil left to siphon/pour out.
I can only think of two ways:
- just pour the new one in and pray that it will keep on running till the manufacturer recommended oil change
- pour new oil in and give it a small run (half an hour of mowing), hope the old oil gets diluted in the mean time and then do a real oil change?