his be a gas only engine? There are no mixed fuel stickers anywhere on this machine.
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It’s a four cycle, gas only. Two cycle engines don’t have a oil reservoir.

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What causes fuel to leak into my engine oil? The fuel shut-off valve isn`t closed properly. Fuel float in the carburetor being stuck in the open position due to gumming (caused by stale fuel) or debris.
Using an oil and gas mix on a four-cycle engine will cause it to overheat and eventually break down. So it`s best to be entirely sure of which type of engine your lawnmower has before use to avoid causing any damage.
The fuel and air will not mix as well as when your carburetor is balanced. This results in oil and gas spills from the exhaust of the lawn mower. The next time you see black liquid coming out of lawn mower exhaust vents, then this could be due to an imbalanced carburetor.
Two-stroke (or 2-cycle) engines require a mixture of fuel and oil be added to the fuel tank. This mixture results in both engine combustion and lubrication. Operating a 2-Stroke engine on gasoline alone will result in engine failure.
Lawn mowers that run on internal combustion engines burn gasoline as fuel, and like any engine with metal parts, your lawn mower requires oil to lubricate the pistons and other moving parts. The oil reduces friction between moving metal parts and protects the life of your engine.
The best thing to do is to drain your tank immediately, refill it with gas and replace the fuel filter. Once you do so, you should be good to go and can continue mowing. It may smoke for a few minutes as it clears out the remaining bad fuel but should clear up quickly.
Mixing of the oil with petrol will cause the formation of gummy layer on the wall of cylinder because engine oil be burnt partially and as well as there will be emissions of poisonous gases which will pollute the environment. Gummy layer formation. Friction inside combustion chamber will be increased.
Using a 4-stroke oil in a 2-stroke engine can therefore disrupt combustion and cause smoke formation and engine degradation.
A 4-Stroke engine is the kind of engine that is common on lawn mowers. It is heavy and has to remain in an upright position to be used, so it doesn`t work so well on lawn equipment such as weed eaters or chainsaws.
If carburetor problems are causing fuel to mix with your oil in the crankcase, you should perform a thorough cleaning. Find out how to clean your small engine carburetor.
Pure gasoline in the engine lube oil reservoir is very likely to cause an explosion and fire soon after the engine starts. Pure lube oil in the fuel tank will cause a gasoline engine to fail to start as it is not volatile enough to mix with air even if it does get through the injectors.

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My engine is leaking oil down the shaft so much so that when filled with oil the oil simply drains out and the lawnmower won’t start could you tell me what might be the cause and if so how can I fix
ANSWER : There is a crankshaft seal at the bottom of the case/crankshaft area that can be pulled and replaced. Using a pick or drilling a small hole in the seal and then screwing a small screw into the hole will faciltate seal removal

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Do I need gas and oil mix – Poulan Super 250a Chainsaw Plate
ANSWER : I think Poulan uses a 40:1 ratio to one gallon of gas, however I have always used 50:1 the same as my sthl saws with no issue. I would rather have more oil mix that to little.

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Tecumseh 4.5 hp engine won't start – Mtd 22" Yard Machine Push Mower
ANSWER : First thing to check on a Tecumseh; pull the half inch bowl nut (main jet) out of the bottom of the carburetor. Give it a good cleaning with carb cleaner then pay special attention to the teeny tiny hole that is right at the very top of the threads. It’s so small you can hardly see it and if it clogs, your mower won’t start. Best of luck to you.

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What is the oil/gas mix ratio? – Husqvarna , No.455 Rancher, 20" Gas – Powered Chainsaw
ANSWER : 50:1 ratio 2.6 fl oz of 2 stroke oil to 1 gal of fuel

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Do you mix gas and oil in this trimmer – Ryobi 30 Cubic Centimeter Curved Shaft Gas Trimmer
ANSWER : Yes. Verifythe ratio, either 40:1 or 50:1

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My toro 6.5 hp push mower (2010), has no fire to the plug. I have not abused it. i have a small yard and it just gets normal use. Now it won’t fire. I first changed the fuel and cleaned the carb thinking it was that crappy ethanol again. but i grounded out the spark plug and cranked it…no spark. I think it has to do with the lever you pull back to start it . they have some stupid complicated safety contraption that rides along the fly wheel when you pull back on the handle for starting and shutting off the engine. …it looks worn out already…like a mini brake pad. any ideas?…do i really have to replace this garbage every year or am i on the wrong path here?
ANSWER : Unhook your wire from the coil that goes to shut off mechanism, and see if you have spark then. the wire may be grounded out, or your coil might have took a ****

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What is ment by 50 to 1 mix
ANSWER : 50 to one is a ratio of fuel to lubricating oil. Typically 50 parts petrol/gasoline to one part two stroke oil.

Oil typically comes in a special plastic bottle that incoporates a measure. Simply squeeze the right ammount of oil into the little chamber and add to 5 litres of gas.

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Wont start no ignition put new plug in and fuel filter
ANSWER : Flush gas tank, fill with fresh gas and Stabil. Replace air filter. Remove bowl from carb clean bowl and holes in bowl screw.

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