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07-14-03, 10:39 AM   #1  
Contaminated Fuel

My mother in law accidently filled the lawn mower fuel tank with 2 cycle engine oil mixed with gas. Now it will run for about 5 seconds and then quit. How do I flush out all the old contaminated gas from the system? Thanks

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07-14-03, 11:29 AM   #2  
Take the fuel tank out, dump out everything from it. Replace the fuel line. Try cleaning the carburetor with a spray cleaner.

If that doesn't help, carburetor rebuild time.

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07-14-03, 09:42 PM   #3  
Hello BamaChris!

What kind of engine (brand and HP) is on it? If it is a briggs classic, you can remove the tank and carb all in one assembly, dump it, rinse it with fresh gas, and reinstall. If it has a fuel line, you could remove the line from the carb and let the tank drain into an acceptable container, swish a little fresh gas around in the tank, and recconect the line.

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