Gas In The Oil


Old 03-03-08, 07:52 PM
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Gas In The Oil

I have a craftsman 17 hp with a 42" mowingdeck and the engine is a kohler and some how gas got in the oil and started blowing it out the exaust I asume that was because the oil was too thin from the gas in the oil. how could that of happened? I drained the oil and put new in and mowed for about 2 hours and it seems to be ok or is it?
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Old 03-03-08, 10:21 PM
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if gas is in the oil it might be caused by the carb needle not seating and overflowing with gas.
Old 03-04-08, 12:05 AM
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Most likely it is because of a carb problem as suggested. Probably the inlet needle leaking, maybe the carb in need of cleaning, and less likely, but could be a leaking diaphragm in the fuel pump if equipped.
Old 03-04-08, 09:27 AM
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thanks for the info. I looked at it this morning and there was gas leaking out of the carb. thats got to be the problem THANKS AGAIN GUYS

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