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Checked oil level on Honda tiller, Fuel in the oil sum

Honda Rotatiller - Model 401
Unit serviced at dealer after sitting for 15 plus years. Carb needed to be serviced, and unit idled rough, but otherwise ran good. After using in garden for about 5 minutes, unit smoked quite a bit, then would smoke occasionally (blue/white smoke). I've drained out oil now and it appears to be contaminated with fuel and does not have oil like consistency.
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It's hard to say without personally seeing it, i'd change the oil and see if the problem persists. Note that you should most likely use a synthetic mix if you're unsure of the type of oil used previously. Also when filling these units with oil they should actually lay face down, the gas tank on the ground, with the oil level up to the bottom lip of the access hole. This is a common mistake because most people fill the oil while it's in an upright position.

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