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Engine oil was throw in the gas tank, engine would not start.

Oil was drain from gas tank.

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You will need to clean other parts of the engine aswell, especially if it was pulled over with oil in the tank. First of all buy some carb cleaner. Now remove the bowl from the bottom of the carb by unscrewing the central bolt (10mm) underneath. You can leave the float and needle in place. Now spray the carb clean over these parts and also direct some up the jet in the middle of the carb body. Clean and replace the bowl. Now remove and clean the spark plug. Before refitting it pull the starter a few times to throw out any oil that might be sitting on the piston. It may also be wise to remove and check the exhaust (12mm) for oil. When it is all refitted the machine should start after a few pulls. It will probably still have some oil in the sytem so don't be alarmed if it smokes (white) for a couple of minutes. Once this has all burned off you should be fully operational again.

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