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I changed the oil four times and its still milky

I think the carb is messed up but im not will start and run for a few min then it dies and the oil is almost white its so milky...i have changed it for times and its still me please lol

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If your oil is milky you are getting moisture in the crankcase. Does this unit set outside? make sure your crankcase vent is clear.

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