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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Four years without adding or changing the oil?!
I think that was the problem right there.
Mowers need oil changes to protect the cylinder walls and valve guides every 25 hours of operation. Thats usually about one season if your yard is under an 1/3 of an acre.
Your mower ran on almost no oil for the last two years. The normal lawn mower only holds 20 ounces of oil. You topped off with 16 ounces! The four ounces still in the motor were probably so full of dirt and metal particles that it was grease! Which is no help to an engine that gets its lubrication by splash oiling.
Your mower should be oiled with 30 weight non detergent oil. Multi Vis oils are for engines with tighter machined tolerances. Your oil choice is going to go right past the piston rings and valve guides creating gobs of smoke! Go get some 30W ND oil at your parts store and put it in....but run the mower first so you can clean out all the gunk in the oil sump. Run it long enough for the oil to flow easily.
Once you put in the right oil you can run it and try to clear out the remaining multi vis oil.
If it keeps smoking...I would say you have permanent damage to the cylinder wall or valve guides.
Good luck and be careful!
Posted on Jul 02, 2010
Transmission problem - either the clutch plate is worn out (you will need to replace it and correctly readjust the lever) or the belt is slipping, either because it's loose (the tension spring is worn out and has softened (replace it) or the pivot points are rusted and no longer move freely - oil it) or it has aged and it will have to be replaced.
You will need to dismantle the transmission for that.
Posted on May 28, 2011
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