NO OIL CHANGES? Servicing A Broken Yard Sale Lawn Mower,

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  • spike555
    spike555  4 hours back

    A friend of mine owns a lawn mower repair shop, the new thing with consumer lawn equipment is no oil changes, they come from the factory filled with full synthetic motor oil and all you need to do it keep it full. That’s what consumers want, no maintenance. Pull the cord and it starts, if it doesn’t start they buy a new one. And with using full synthetic motor oil the number of hours you get out of the mower is still longer than most consumers keep their mowers anyway.

    • Matt Hammerschmidt
      Matt Hammerschmidt  14 hours back

      Craigslist be like I don't know what's going on I don't get why it won't freaking cut.

      • CluelessBeeKeeping
        CluelessBeeKeeping  18 hours back

        You use a bagger? Using the bagger is 100% GAY!

        • craze09
          craze09  31 minutes back

          He also uses ear protection for a consumer lawn mower

      • Larry Fine
        Larry Fine  22 hours back

        No oil changes sell as eco friendly. The engjne will get past the manufacturer warranty just fine. Then.....

        • Trey K
          Trey K  23 hours back

          Had a mower with that same engine and it was junk since day one. Engine always surged, bogged, hard to start and wouldn’t start if it was already running. Replaced the spark plug, filters, and carburetor and lasted a few months and did it all over again. If I got it running ok and hit a bump it’ll start surging. Bought a Honda with the new 200 engine and it performs flawlessly.

          • Teddy Doggy
            Teddy Doggy  1 days back

            what ever you do . do not donate it to project farm lol

            • Chris Jones
              Chris Jones  1 days back

              You were wearing socks?

              • Demetrios W
                Demetrios W  1 days back

                I picked up a honda mower and was super excited because it was going to be a replacement part mower for mine. The homeowner said nothing turns and and stuck. The only thing wrong was one of the blade bolts fell off and blade got damage in the shield and was stuck. I had a replacement blade.. and bolt.. didn't have the heart to keep it as it was an elderly neighbor of mine. He loves that mower till this day.

                • JoJo T
                  JoJo T  1 days back

                  Nice VW Combis

                  • Emcee Odessa
                    Emcee Odessa  2 days back

                    The carbies on those B&S motors are shit. They foul up way to easy.

                    • Jax Turner
                      Jax Turner  2 hours back

                      No fuel filter, cost saving measure, increased sales as a bonus. I always add a fuel filter to stuff that doesn’t come with one, otherwise like you said.

                  • T Swag
                    T Swag  2 days back

                    I have used the same yardman lawn mower for about 15 years, never changed the oil. Never had to add any either. Only ever added gas and a new drive belt. Think I got my use out of a $100 mower.

                    • Joseph Krejci
                      Joseph Krejci  2 days back

                      10 years old....I am betting 2 at most, box and manuals.

                      • Chris Moore
                        Chris Moore  2 days back

                        They still sell them at Lowe's, so I doubt that it is 10 years old. Between the owner still having the box and that the model is still available for retail sales, I would guess it isn't more than five years old.

                        • Ryan O'Keefe
                          Ryan O'Keefe  2 days back

                          Hey bud.. Instead of just assuming the oil change thing (or anything different) is just not right.. Maybe take a minute to think about why it might be and how the manufacturer might be accomplishing it.

                          These motors are designed to burn oil at a little faster rate. This means that regularly checking the oil and topping it up as required will result in the equivalent of and oil change over time.

                          • Ryan O'Keefe
                            Ryan O'Keefe  2 days back

                            @Mustie1 I think you mean assumptions

                          • Mustie1
                            Mustie1   2 days back

                            we all have opinions,

                          • Ryan O'Keefe
                            Ryan O'Keefe  2 days back

                            Also, don't use standard chrome sockets with an impact gun.. They are hardened and can disintegrate in a very spectacular fashion... Impact sockets aren't hardened and won't take out your eye.

                        • hxtr
                          hxtr  2 days back

                          22:06 love your VW van.

                          • Joseph Boutilier
                            Joseph Boutilier  3 days back

                            Well done

                            • You Tube
                              You Tube  3 days back

                              AT 21:21

                              Why did you pull the plug wire off ..?? Did you THINK the slow rotation of the mower blade would be enough to crank & fire over the engine and chop your hands off..?? I don't think so and if you said JUST IN CASE ... Thats even worse. You know as well as i know you CANNOT start that mower by rotating that blade with your hands .... If you can, i would LOVE to see a video on it .. !!!

                              • ebels3
                                ebels3  4 days back

                                It might be a two-stroke that just burns the oil. I had a jet ski like that. Didn’t really need to change the oil, just top it off at the beginning of every service. I honestly don’t think it even had a filter. Small engines are great for that kind of thing. Very little maintenance, just check and go.

                                • ebels3
                                  ebels3  2 days back

                                  @John Coops It's scary you need to assume what I know just to be a troll. I actually know quite a bit about engines. I got my associates in automotive tech and have passed 6 ASE tests so far, including one in diesel. I have also gone back multiple times to expand my education with electives. BTW: How do you know that is a four stroke? Did he say it is? I must have missed it. And there is no difference between one engine and another. If you can work on one, you can work on them all. The only real difference is what the engine uses as fuel. The only major difference between a two-stroke and four-stroke is that a two-stroke does the same amount of work in half the time. They also generally don't have oil reservoirs, but not always. See my original comment for an example. Sorry to hurt your already low self-esteem, but your welcome for replying. Have a good day.

                                • John Coops
                                  John Coops  3 days back

                                  It's scary that you feel the need to comment when you have so little knowledge of engines. BTW: This is a 4-stroke lawn mower, not a 2-stroke jet ski... there is a difference.

                              • NextLevel Gamez
                                NextLevel Gamez  4 days back

                                What's the torque 🔧 on that bla...
                                3 ugga duggas
                                Nevermind

                                • Brooks Van Pelt
                                  Brooks Van Pelt  4 days back

                                  I love your volkswagens

                                  • paula davis
                                    paula davis  4 days back

                                    Nice VW's & great instructional video.

                                    • Travis Mcgrath
                                      Travis Mcgrath  4 days back

                                      This is one of the best examples of companies supporting the throw away and buy new movement. They told thier consumers to not change the oil and this is what happens. It doesnt work properly. Then the consumer goes and buys another one and so on.

                                      • John Barclay
                                        John Barclay  4 days back

                                        Have you ever thought of heart surgery?

                                      • Charles Ball
                                        Charles Ball  4 days back

                                        Honda tells you to tilt the mower over on the side to drain oil from the fill tube. This "no changing oil" is why I bought a mower with a Honda engine, instead of a Briggs and Stratton engine

                                        • John Coops
                                          John Coops  3 days back

                                          Your choice of brand has absolutely zero relevance to "no changing oil". Both Honda and Briggs and Stratton engines require the oil to be changed.

                                      • MrApotamus
                                        MrApotamus  4 days back

                                        Why do what the owners manual says? That's just crazy talk.

                                        • Bob Powers
                                          Bob Powers  4 days back

                                          Oil is cheap. New engines are expensive. I change it every spring, needed or not--don't care what it looks like. My little Snapper only uses a quart and a half. Cheap by any measure.

                                          • Matt
                                            Matt  5 days back

                                            Where did u get those lifts I really want one for my shed
                                            Great fit btw!!

                                            • Pete Peterson
                                              Pete Peterson  5 days back

                                              it puked oil

                                              • Stacey Hoff
                                                Stacey Hoff  5 days back

                                                Better go lie in the sun for a while,the glare off your white chicken legs is blinding to your viewers mustie

                                                • Justin Woods
                                                  Justin Woods  5 days back

                                                  I hate the plastic carbs like you can't see the dirt at the bottom sometimes and after a while they will get brittle and snap when the mower is like 50 years old IF it makes it that long

                                                  • haywoodyoudome
                                                    haywoodyoudome  5 days back

                                                    Over priced Husqvarna push mower - check. Blade on upside down and can't figure out why it does cut - check. Pretty much confirms the original owner is a Masshole transplant that moved north.

                                                    • Dr. Guy Madison
                                                      Dr. Guy Madison  5 days back

                                                      I picked up a Craftsman with a Honda engine... no workie... also I swear the oil had never been changed! After flushing the oil a few times it flowed clean. Works great, single pull starter... added it to the collection of mowers.

                                                      • Karin Adler
                                                        Karin Adler  5 days back

                                                        You pointed out the nice socks and legs. I'd add those shorts too!! Another great video! Thanks

                                                        • justmehangingmyhat
                                                          justmehangingmyhat  5 days back

                                                          when i bought my new mower it came with a bottle of "forever" oil which was just a bottle of 5w30 full synthetic i read the engine owners manual from briggs that came in the box with the mower and the recommended oil change interval for a full synthetic oil is every 50 hours for mine. so you figure you mow half hour once a week 6 months of the year that is 4 years before you hit that oil change interval there hoping to sell you a new mower every 5-6 years. I personally change mine every couple years and just use a auto parts store store brand 5w30 full synthetic one quart changes both my mower and my snowblower its cheap insurance

                                                          • John Maggs
                                                            John Maggs  5 days back

                                                            That's your problem Lady, Love it I know who you have been watching ! Upside down blade that will make for hard mowing.

                                                            • Toopy Anne Binoo
                                                              Toopy Anne Binoo  5 days back

                                                              That's crazy they tell you not to change the oil anymore ...

                                                              • bloody death
                                                                bloody death  5 days back

                                                                how much blow by is ok on theses engines

                                                                • feral kid
                                                                  feral kid  5 days back

                                                                  Still think you should have done the opening scene of the mower slowly rising with the theme from 2001: A space odyssey. I saw that "never change oil" on the tag when I bought my last push mower so needless to say, I opted for a different mower.

                                                                  • David Jones
                                                                    David Jones  6 days back

                                                                    see kids putting the blade on backwards dose make the lawn mower run poorly

                                                                    • rdillon517
                                                                      rdillon517  6 days back

                                                                      Husqvarna builds crap,, I said it hate me.

                                                                      • John Townley
                                                                        John Townley  6 days back

                                                                        I've had a few of them Husqvarna mowers My first one ever used I did like it said didn't change oil just add that don't work blew it up So I went and bought a new one have bought two more sense both of them still running strong. Have had them now over a year. I just tip on side and change oil. Don't do what the instructions say.

                                                                        • The Electric Wrench
                                                                          The Electric Wrench  6 days back

                                                                          One of my customers brought me one of those today almost identical to it except his has self-propelled.. the self-propelled mechanism messed up on it....was a goofy simple fix though... seems I'm fixing lawn mowers and tillers and everything small engine, in between working on cars....

                                                                          • Travis
                                                                            Travis  6 days back

                                                                            Just fill with oil, then the engine takes a dump after a while. These new Briggs engines are garbage. I have a brand new push mower with the Briggs e500 engine. Bought it because it is sold by Aldi under a brand I never heard of (turns out it's imported) and wanted to see what it was about, costs around $100. Hasn't made it to it's first oil change yet (I've determined it should be changed around the time the oil in an old flathead would be) and the top end sounds like a diesel. Also it's started smoking white during startup. I have maybe 40 hours on it so far, not looking good. So I'll see how long it lasts. From what I see/ hear the Briggs e500 is a terrible engine and in fact has even come with part's missing. Not sure about this one.

                                                                            • James Shanks
                                                                              James Shanks  6 days back

                                                                              There is a gentleman who offers tours of the beachfront area in a 1930 ford model A with all the options offered at the time. Tool box trunk mounted externally under the rear window 2 spare wheels and tires mounted in the front fenders all original never rusted always taken to the local ford dealer for service when he couldn't do it any more. The present owner spotted it for sale for $950.00. When he asked about the price he allowed he'd drop the price to what he paid for it $638.00. The buyer told him a car in this condition averaged over $20,000 or more and offered him $20,000 for the car. The old guy almost passed out and when the buyer asked why he was selling it he replied " got too old they tell me at DMV you see I turned 97 a month ago I failed the eye exam " The guy who bought it still offers tours in York, Maine with the car. It was the only car the old guy ever owned. True story and you can find the car sitting at the curb waiting for tourists to go for a tour.

                                                                              • Frank Wood
                                                                                Frank Wood  6 days back

                                                                                Most of the newer lawn mowers take only 13 ounces of oil, the others take 20 ounces of oil.

                                                                                • Mario Monti
                                                                                  Mario Monti  6 days back

                                                                                  I wonder if they have these no change oil lawn mowers to compete with the newer electric lawn mowers. The electric lawn mowers pretty much require zero maintenance, except for the occasional blade sharpening. If someone buys a gas powered mower, they should be draining the oil every year and replacing it. There's probably many home owners out there who don't want to bother with it, or gasp, don't know how!

                                                                                  • boxwoodgreen
                                                                                    boxwoodgreen  6 days back

                                                                                    The original owner doesn't sound "handy" at all. So, I think it's unlikely he changed out the blade himself. I'd lean towards him taking it back to the seller who was even less handy but charged him a C note.

                                                                                    • buzzerd48
                                                                                      buzzerd48  6 days back

                                                                                      Great channel!! When I saw the first video of your channel, your face was not in the video, but you sound exactly like Steve Latarte, who was the crew chief for Jeff Gordon. I am relatively new to your channel, have been watching 40-50 of your videos, and you do a fantastic job. One of the best on here for this type of stuff!! I do have a question...What do you do with all the stuff you buy and repair? Do you just stash it, or do you sell things you fix/restore? Thanks, and I will keep binge watching until I see them all! Funny too!