I know. It’s not rocket surgery or even brain science, but I taught myself to change the oil, the blade and the spark plug. The air filter was changed too, but I learned that 20 years ago. I took pieces off, went to my local hardware store, picked out replacements and had a trained professional confirm that I had the right stuff. I went home, put pieces back on, primed the hell out of it and IT STARTED.
The rumors that I did fist-pumps in the air while doing a “Snoopy dance” are greatly exaggerated. Maybe.
Observation 1. So that’s what clean oil looks like. I couldn’t even see it on the dip stick.
Observation 2. Well that explains why I had to overlap my rows so much last year.
Observation 3. Wow. It even smells different while running when it’s got clean parts.
Observation 4. Next up – the riding mower. Be afraid. Be very afraid.