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You can add a solvent like Diesel Fuel to it (engine) and pull the starter cord or starter to move it around…it will begin to break up the mess possibly.. You can also add Gunk Car Engine Cleaner too, to the engine oil, not the fuel…..A regular mower only holds about 20-21 oz of oil so be forewarned…
This is an interesting situation…is it even worth demulsifying?
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Remove oil cap. Tip mower on its side and allow the oil to drain out into a pan until your mower`s oil level is at the right level. Do not tip mower to the front, only to the side or the back.
If your engine is equipped with a drain plug, it would be located under the lawn mower deck. Look carefully as the drain plug may be obstructed by clumps of turf or debris, the belt guard or the mower blade (use caution when moving the blade).
Remove the oil fill tube`s dipstick and tilt the mower in the direction of the container until oil begins to drain out. Never turn the lawnmower upside down, as this will cause the carburetor to flood and could damage the engine.
Use An Engine Flush
They are typically added to the old oil, then you idle the engine for 5-10 minutes without driving it. This gives the chemical solution time to solvate the sludge and draw as much of it as possible back into the oil. Then you change the oil and the engine sludge is removed along with the old oil.
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Where is the oil drain plug – Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower
You probably dont have one!
The best way to drain is to warm up the engine *(to suspend the dirt and metal and get the oil flowing) Then tip the mower to the side with the oil filler with the dipstick removed. The oil just pours out!
Get a dog dish sized bowl and catch the waste oil for disposal.
Good luck and be careful!
Can not locate the drain plug.
IT IS ON THE BOTTOM OF THE MOTOR AND WILL BE A ALLEN TYPE PLUG .. CLEAN OFF THE BOTTOM OF THE MOTOR YOU WILL FIND IT
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 causes and if so how can I fix the problem?
Is the casing cracked? if so its cheaper too by another mower
What kind of oil in the oil tank and how much for the remington electric pole saw ?
Bar & chain oil is the best. You can use regular or synthetic. Some say you can use atf (auto transmission fluid) or sae30 oil. I use bar & chain oil.
I have a husqvarna 323L string trimmer. I stored it after running the tank & carb dry for about two years. I fueled it, then started it, & it ran for a minute then died like I turned the switch off. Since it would not restart, I found the fuel filter had broken off the hardened fuel line & it sucked gummy crap out of the tank & into the carb. Failing at cleaning the carb, I finally put a new carb on it & replaced the pump, hoses & filter. It has ran good till this year. I winterized it with stabilizer & left it with a full tank over the winter. The gas in the tank was gone when I got ready to use it this year. I filled the tank with premix, checked for leaks, then started it. It would run fine for about half a tank, start idling poorly (lean) then cutoff & refuse to restart till I refilled the tank. I finally found the tank had cracks & was letting pressure out of the tank & apparently this was causing the carb to lose it’s ability to siphon gas out of the tank. So I replaced the tank which came with new hoses & a filter, which I properly installed to the carb. It cranked right up, but when it runs a half tank, the carb quits sucking gas out of the tank. When I pump to prime the carb, it moves the fuel into the carb, but the pump never gets hard like it does when I prime the carb when the motor is cold. I have to keep refilling the tank, prime, & then it starts & runs until the tank gets about half empty. The new fuel filter is down in the gas tank properly, but It will not run after it shuts off until I refill the tank & prime. I’m baffled. New tank, new hoses, new filter, new carb, & I can find no leaks in the fuel system. It runs strong. The 323L is a two-stroke & it always cranks on the second pull from cold on a full tank. Any ideas?
Dont know what type of oil to use – Toro Power Lawn Mower
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
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
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
Where is drain plug for engine oil – Briggs & Stratton Gas Pressure Washer 20244
If you are refering to the engine, the drain plug is on the underside above the pump. Sometimes it’s located on both sides at the very bottom where the engine is bolted to the frame. It may have both of these drains, but the one on the side you can’t get to due to the frame being in the way so this is why they put them in two different spots. I hope this helps.