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I have an ariens 30 inch deluxe snowblower model 921047 - I know literally nothing about snow blowers. we bought the unit last year, and have never actually tried to start it until today (big storm). however, I want to check the engine oil before I do so however, any time I try to find what the engine oil SHOULD be, I simply see a note in the owners manual that says, "see engine manual". I have tried and tried to find the engine manual online... I have no idea where to find it, or what the oil level should be at

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Yes, I just got gas yesterday, in a brand new gas can, and put gas in the can the snow blower is turning over, but there is a LOT of grey smoke coming out so I wanted to make sure that was ok, and if perhaps the grey smoke meant... "check oil level now"

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Which work? using the snow blower? I hope to - we have six inches of snow on the ground, and its still snowing

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I don't think so - I can give you the model and serial number if that helps

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Eddie, Home Improvement Contractor replied 7 months ago
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I actually think I just answered it myself :) I just needed to know how to check the oil (the manual was not at all helpful) and how to tell if there was enough oil in the machine - where on the stick is acceptable. Also, do I simply add oil directly to the dipstick hole? as it turns out, there was a youtube video that showed me exactly what I needed to know. I apologize for being such a mechanical knucklehead
Technician: Eddie, Home Improvement Contractor replied 7 months ago

there should be an oil fill plug.........let me know if you can locate it.............unless on your model the oil dipstick is next to the gas fill.............I do have to go offline in a few moments .................let me now how it went

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