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Billows of white smoke when Toro lawn mower runs

I've changed the oil for this season. After the mower warms up it starts to send billows of white smoke from the front of the mower. Did I overfill, underfill oil tank?

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You overfilled the oil. If the mower runs, just go ahead and mow grass until it runs the oil out of the gas tank. Or you can empty the gas tank and fill with new gas. White smoke is not a serious problem. Only a hassle.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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