brand new 24" craftsman. never ever filled with gas. never started. is filled with oil from the sears store. had been unwrapped from carton, put together and never started. i am concerned about the oil in the system and it turning to sludge(?)by next winter. there was no snow because i bought it.. any thoughts thanks Gary
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thanks for taking the time.
If the engine has never had gas put in it, then you can just store the machine as it is. There isn't anything you need to do. The oil will not turn to sludge over the warm months and likely wouldn't for years. However, do change the oil out before you start using the machine when it does get cold and snow again. The reason for this is because the oil loses its viscosity as it sits. This is why oil actually does have a shelf life; though many people don't know that.
At the start of the snow blowing season just change out the engine oil and fill the fuel tank with fresh gas and you should be ready to move some snow.
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appreciate the answer. i knew there was an oil issue and changing it was what i didnt think of. thanks