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My dad gave me a push mower with a 4 hp Tecumseh. He says it takes a gas/oil mix, but it does have an oil reservoir and it won't start. Could this be a gas only engine? There are no mixed fuel stickers anywhere on this machine.

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It's a four cycle, gas only. Two cycle engines don't have a oil reservoir.

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