Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

Fuel in oil...help!


gators4me's Avatar
Visiting Guest

Posts: n/a

04-12-05, 03:19 PM   #1  
gators4me
Fuel in oil...help!

Hello,

Have a 13yr old B&S 12hp, Model#283707. Overall still runs great! Yesterday when went to start, fuel poured out of the muffler. Checked the oil level and saw/smelled gasoline. Co-worker says "It's your needle valve in the carb, prob got trash....floats sticking open..." etc. My question to you guys is how do I clean the bowl and needle. Is it a simple task for a "tad above avg." fixer upper guy like myself?

I appreciate any advice in advance!

Gator

 
Sponsored Links
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator

Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 16,570
GA

04-13-05, 12:41 AM   #2  
Your co-worker is right. There is a bolt on the bottom of the carb bowl. Remove it to drop the bowl, clean it out, and clean/replace the needle. I don't know what model engine you have, but it might have a brass float. If so, remove it and shake it near your ear. If you hear nothing, it should be fine. If you hear gas sloshing in it, it's the problem and needs to be replaced. Change the oil before starting the engine. Gas makes a poor lubricant.


"Who is John Galt?" - Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged)

God bless!

 
gators4me's Avatar
Visiting Guest

Posts: n/a

04-13-05, 11:36 AM   #3  
gators4me
Thanks Cheese!

 
cheese's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator

Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 16,570
GA

04-14-05, 12:55 AM   #4  
Anytime . Let us know how it goes!


"Who is John Galt?" - Ayn Rand (Atlas Shrugged)

God bless!

 
Search this Thread