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Check to see if its not the gasket, In any case replace gasket and breather.

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When you see oil coming out of exhaust vents, then it is also possible that your lawn mower has engine damage. There are several reasons that could have caused your engine to become damaged. Some of the possible reasons for engine damage can be a blown head gasket, a broken piston ring, or worn valves.
If your lawnmower is leaking oil it could have a bad crankshaft oil seal. There is an oil seal on both ends of the crankshaft where it passes through the crankcase. The seal is pressed into the engine castings and forms a seal against the crankshaft. As the crankshaft rotates it will wear the seal.
Internal problems that cause oil to leak through a lawnmower`s air filter typically require repair by a small-engine specialist. A blown head gasket is one such issue, and it requires tear down, repair and reassembly of the lawnmower`s engine.
One of the easiest ways to fix the leak yourself is to use a stop leak additive or high mileage oil blend. Such products can soften and condition your car`s rubber seals to stop and prevent further automotive leaks. It may take up to a few hundred miles of driving before the leak is completely sealed.
A common sign of stray blow-by is evidenced by oil on the outer surfaces of the valve covers. This is often improperly remedied by wrapping a shop rag or sock around the base of the breather, which simply prevents a mess but doesn`t address the root of the problem.
Leaking mystery

The telltale sign of a valve cover gasket that has lost its seal is an oil-covered valve cover or a burning oil smell when the engine is running. As oil leaks from a valve cover, it can contact a hot exhaust manifold and burn. Smoke can then waft into the cabin.

This usually happens when the engine is under load or at high rpm, which is when pressure builds up quickly and needs to be relieved the most. The extreme solution to prevent all of this is to install a vacuum pump that continuously draws the pressure out of the crankcase.
Blue or white smoke coming from your engine usually indicates burning oil, which can be caused by: Overfilling the crankcase with oil. Incorrect oil grades. Operating engine at greater than a 15 degree angle.

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What weight of motor oil does the Toro Recycler 22 take? The oil is getting low and I want to replace it with a correct weight.
ANSWER : Assuming a 4-cycle engine, SAE30 oil. NO multigrade, unless below 0F, in which case 0W30.

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Pouring out oil.
ANSWER : Where is it pouring out from? Might you be over filling the mower? Is your drain plug tight? the right thread? (meteric vs non-metric?) if the casting is cracked, you are done. The other items are probably correctable.

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Ms 170 leaks bar chain oil out bottom, no oil on chain
ANSWER : Your clutch drum bearing has gone bad, letting the clutch drum to move around and cut into the oiler behind it, so now it just pumps the oil out that hole. You have to get that fixed to use the saw, otherwise you’re going to cause catastrophic damage to the saw very soon.

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Poulan 14″ gas leaks bar oil all over, plenty on bar/chain, using thin synthetic oil.
ANSWER : Use actual bar oil sold for that purpose. It’s thicker and won’t run out like water. Synthetic oil is very thin does not have the proper density.

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BURNING OIL MY TORO IS BURNING OIL ┬áTO THE POINT OF HAVING TO REFILL IT EVERY TIME YOU USE IT…
ANSWER : Look for leaks, make sure its clean motor and cooling fins, i would suggest to take it in to a shop, check you oil level too make sure your not dumpimg fuel into your crankcase. your breather valve my be bad to

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All bar oil leaks from the bottom in a stream while engine is running
ANSWER : Take bar and chain off and clean oiler its not ably to close so to speak

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My chainsaw leaks oil out of a small hole or drain just below the base of the bar. is there anyway to way to stop this
ANSWER : Are you sure you aren’t talking about the chain oiler system? There is to be a small amount of oil to lubricate the bar and chain.

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Pump oil leak where pump connects to engine
ANSWER : With that few hours, you need to return it as the seal shouldn’t leak. Probably was improper pump assembly, so you should take it back, because it will only get worse and fail. Hope this helps you, Rick

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