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Time to rebuild or replace the carb.

How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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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.
Gas is less dense than both and will float to the top. Petroleum produced by source rocks will migrate into a “reservoir” rock.
White or black smoke can be one of the symptoms of gas in engine oil.
The Causes of Fuel Dilution in Engine Oil

This often happens in the region between the piston rings and the cylinder bore. Other factors include leaking of the fuel injectors, incomplete combustion of the fuel, low engine temperatures, long periods of idle time and frequent short-distance driving.

Engine misfires occur when the air-fuel mixture is not ignited correctly. This will cause the gasoline to wash the cylinder walls, lowering the compression, and resulting in more blow-by through the piston rings. The gas will then pour down through the piston rings and into the oil pan.

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I have a yth2246 riding mower. what type of oil should i use?
ANSWER : Hello, Typ of oil – best for this engine is SAE 5W-30 and company – maybe Castrol. If you change oil with oil filter you need oil 64 oz if without oil filter – 60oz.

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Dont know what type of oil to use – Toro Power Lawn Mower
ANSWER : Put straight 30 weight motor oil in it. Not 10W30 or any multi-viscosity oil. Straight 30 weight motor oil. If you’re doing a complete oil change, then you may want to use Synthetic 30 weight, which will last longer between oil changes and also make your engine last longer (but it costs more too). Best of luck to you.James

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How do i add transmission oil – Ariens Lawn Tractor 46"" Riding Lawn Mower 936053"
ANSWER : Should a plug or cap on top of transaxle.

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Won’t start after 3 seconds it stops
ANSWER : Try changing or cleaning the spark plug and scoket

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Oil leaking too much from the oil filter and blowing out smoke
ANSWER : Kathy there is too much oil in the mower. Drain some out and try again.

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Hydrostatic what weight of oil goes back into hydrostatic
ANSWER : 10/w30 should be ok

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What type of oil for 17.5 42 500 cc – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : I use straight 30wt.

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How do I speed up my Poulan 22″ Self Propelled Hi-Wheel Mower?
ANSWER : Verbally threaten to trade it in for a riding mower.

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