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Over filling oil


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08-28-04, 01:00 AM   #1  
Over filling oil

Would someone please list all the problems you might have whenever you overfill with oil in a small engine.

 
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08-28-04, 05:46 AM   #2  
Oil leakage from the breather tube; polluting the air filter with oil (if the breather tube connects to the cleaner housing); billows of blueish smoke from the muffler (heavier on vertical crank engines); fouling of the spark plug(s); a general messy situation possibly coating drive belts (depending on application); possibility of polluting the carburetor bowl with oil; and a possibility of failure to turn the engine over as a result of oil in the combustion chamber.

 
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08-28-04, 07:37 PM   #3  
Thanks Puey61 for the tips.

 
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