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FrankC

12:19AM | 12/11/05
Member Since: 09/16/02
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My 21 inch 2 cycle snow blower just started running extremely rough. There is some "smoke" coming from the exhaust and also an oil residue. What could the problem be?

k2

05:10AM | 12/12/05
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hello Frank,

Are you SURE it's a 2-cycle snow blower? Sounds like oil in the gas (where there shouldn't be any), or too much oil in the mix (for 2 cycle). Possibly also bad gas. Has the gas been sitting there for a couple years?

If it were me, I'd start by draining the gas (or mix), get the ratio right and start over. It'll need to run for a few minutes to get the bad gas outta there. And, just for grins, doublecheck that it's really a 2 cycle. Good luck.

Regards,

-k2 in CO

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