03:36PM | 05/21/04
Member Since: 05/20/04
1 lifetime posts
Ok, so first I absent-mindedly checked the oil level on my self-propelled mower. Fine. Then, again absent-mindedly, I proceeded to grab the nearby gas can and fill up the crankcase through the oil fill. Ugh.

I've now emptied the gas (and oil) by tipping the mower. Anything wrong with my plan to let it vent overnight with the oil fill cap off, then service with oil in the morning and fire(!) her up?


07:48PM | 05/22/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
I would take the oil drain plug out of the bottom instead of keeping it tipped overnight.


08:00PM | 05/22/04
Member Since: 04/18/04
12 lifetime posts
After you fire the mower up with the new oil in it, I would let it run for a few minutes- maybe five or so. Then, I'd empty that oil out and replace it with fresh.


03:39PM | 04/10/13
ok my lawn mower will start but it sputters and gray almost black smoke is coming out. I changed the oil yesterday because it was black and its black again. I can smell gas in the oil.
so what is causing this and how do I fix it?
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