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Heavy Smoke on Start-up & Primer Bulb Prob.

Ariens snow blower; Smokes very heavy on every start-up. Oil level is fine. Started after tipping it onto its front per repair maual to grease underside fittings. Smokes for about 5 seconds then clears out.
Also the primer bulb doesn't seem to do anything, but if I disconnect the tube from the carb. it pushes air fine.

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  • Mike Rice Jan 19, 2009

    Didn't help the problem. The bulb doesn't seem to work when the tube is connected to the carb. It only works when disconnected. The plug seems to be fine.

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SOURCE: very heavy smoke on start-up & primer bulb prob.

It should be fine, it's just some oil that seeped through and is now in the muffler. Just let it run for a while to burn off what is in the muffler you may also have a little bit in the carb, if you want to check the carb just pull the bowl off to see if there is any thing for oil in there, be sure to shut the fuel off or clamp it off with needle nose vise grips before you pull the bowl off. Otherwise everything will be ok just run it for a while and keep an eye on the oil level.

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