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I have a Murray Sentinel ride on mower that is letting all the petrol into the sump from the tank while it is turned off what could be the cause of this?

This is a 1999 model with a briggs and stratton 13 hp Diamond I/C engine

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The cause is a leaking inlet needle in the carb, if the machine runs ok and only does this whilst left, fit an in line fuel tape this will stop the fuel leaking whilst stood.

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it could be worn out piston rings letting unburnt fule past into the sump oil

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If the mower starts and continues to run after injecting, you may want to make sure the choke is working properly. If the choke plate is not closing all the way, it will make cold starts difficult.

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does your oil smell like petrol and is very thin if wet sump indicated

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might pay to fit in line fuel tap too

have a look and let me know what you found

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