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Old June 21st 05, 06:10 AM
 
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Yesterday the mower appeared to need oil.
I added some. Maybe too much.
Also gassed it.
Did the usual starting three pumps on primer button and pulled.
It fired for about two putts, with a puff of blue smoke, then died.
I tried and could not get it going. Pulled plug and wiped it off - it
appeared oily.
Tried again an hour later still no joy.
Am hoping it will be OK in AM, but am looking for advice (plug is new
this year)
Motor is 6HP B&S.
Any ideas?

TIA

LB


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Old June 21st 05, 08:07 AM
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do these 4 before attempting restart:

empty gas, replace with fresh gas
empty oil, refill to CORRECT level
install a new plug, properly gapped to B&S spec.
pray



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Yesterday the mower appeared to need oil.
I added some. Maybe too much.
Also gassed it.
Did the usual starting three pumps on primer button and pulled.
It fired for about two putts, with a puff of blue smoke, then died.
I tried and could not get it going. Pulled plug and wiped it off - it
appeared oily.
Tried again an hour later still no joy.
Am hoping it will be OK in AM, but am looking for advice (plug is new
this year)
Motor is 6HP B&S.
Any ideas?

TIA

LB



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Old June 21st 05, 11:15 AM
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cowboy wrote:

do these 4 before attempting restart:

empty gas, replace with fresh gas
empty oil, refill to CORRECT level
install a new plug, properly gapped to B&S spec.
pray

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Yesterday the mower appeared to need oil.
I added some. Maybe too much.
Also gassed it.
Did the usual starting three pumps on primer button and pulled.
It fired for about two putts, with a puff of blue smoke, then died.
I tried and could not get it going. Pulled plug and wiped it off - it
appeared oily.
Tried again an hour later still no joy.
Am hoping it will be OK in AM, but am looking for advice (plug is new
this year)
Motor is 6HP B&S.
Any ideas?

TIA

LB


Will try #4 first, thank you:-))

LB


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Old June 21st 05, 01:14 PM
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Yesterday the mower appeared to need oil.
I added some. Maybe too much.
Also gassed it.
Did the usual starting three pumps on primer button and pulled.
It fired for about two putts, with a puff of blue smoke, then died.
I tried and could not get it going. Pulled plug and wiped it off -

it
appeared oily.
Tried again an hour later still no joy.
Am hoping it will be OK in AM, but am looking for advice (plug is

new
this year)
Motor is 6HP B&S.
Any ideas?

TIA

LB


The usual basicsull the plug and check for spark, too much or too
little fuel...


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Old June 21st 05, 02:49 PM
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Yesterday the mower appeared to need oil.
I added some. Maybe too much.
Also gassed it.
Did the usual starting three pumps on primer button and pulled.
It fired for about two putts, with a puff of blue smoke, then died.
I tried and could not get it going. Pulled plug and wiped it off - it
appeared oily.
Tried again an hour later still no joy.
Am hoping it will be OK in AM, but am looking for advice (plug is new
this year)
Motor is 6HP B&S.
Any ideas?


In the process of doing whatever you did, did you tip the mower in the
direction of the carburator? (Air intake side) If so, oil probably ran out
through and pooled in the carburator and air cleaner. Check for a very oily
air filter. Clean/replace as needed. Clean the plug by swishing it in a
little gas or solvent, then replace.

Bob


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Old June 21st 05, 06:52 PM
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you didnt say how over full you got it on the dipstick, if its way
overfull the oil will go past the gaps it the piston rings to get on top
of the piston. so getting the right level first ,,, then get it running
may be tough with oil on the piston top,a brief shot some starting
fluid may help. lucas



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