How to - Maintain and service your petrol lawn mower

It's important to perform regular maintenance on your lawn mower. This short video shows you how to change the oil, spark plug and air filter.

Transcript of the "How to" video

A regular exchange of oil prolongs the life of your lawn mowers engine. We recommend that you change the oil every twenty-fifth hour of use or annually.

Among our range of lawn mower accessories is an original maintenance kit, including an oil syringe.

Let the engine idle for a few minutes, so that the oil becomes warm and liquid.

Disconnect the spark plug lead. The drain plug is located underneath the engine, but it is much easier to empty the oil through the filler hole using the oil syringe.

Remember that old engine oil is a hazardous waste and should be handled and disposed of accordingly. We recommend that you use our customised oil which is adapted to engine specifications, for both quality and volumes.

When checking the oil level, ensure that the dipstick goes all the way down to the bottom of the crankcase.

The crankcase should always be filled with oil, up to the full mark on the dipstick.

Check the condition of the air filter at regular intervals. It is usually sufficient to just blow this clean, however if it is very dirty it must be replaced.

Now there is only one thing left to do to - check the spark plug.

Always use the recommended spark plug to factory specifications.

Insert the spark plug carefully by hand into the cylinder threads as far as possible, and then tighten fully using a box spanner.

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