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Oil is coming out the two holes that fit to the air filter, what's wrong?

I purchased this mower late last summer. Only used it for a few times and put it up for the winter. Mowed a bit two days ago and all was fine. Got it out today to mow and did. When I finished, which wasn't much and this is what has happened. What is wrong?

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That's probably caused by excess crankcase pressure. The rings on the piston could be slightly stuck in the piston grooves allowing a bit of 'blowby' into the crankcase. Try a bit of 'Seafoam' mixed in the gas as an upper end lubricant and with a little use the rings should loosen and begin doing their job of keeping the compression on TOP of the piston and not bypassing into the crankcase.

Seafoam is a general system lube that can be used in fuel, oil, transmissions etc. Marvel Mystery Oil would be a good choice to loosen things up a bit too.

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Carb is most likely gummed up and will need cleaning. Anytime a gas motor is store through a season, you should use a product called "stabil" in the gas to prevent gumming up. Also check that there is a strong spark coming from coil. To do this, remove spark plug, hook it up to the coil and set it on motor block and pull it over. You should see a strong spark. If you don't see the spark, then either the coil is faulty or the magnet from coil to flywheel is not getting good contact.

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take the air filter off and rub it on your balls

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SOURCE: Oil coming out of air filter

Look for a crankcase ventilation tube or such, It may be covered with grass dust and stuff, is probably a sponge to keep dust out of the motor. Rinse it out, and make sure the airway is clear.

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