Question about Gcv160 Gas Engine
I have done various things like emptying the contaminated oil and replenishing with new. I have taken the spark plug out and tipped the whole machine on its end with no oil in whatsoever to see if any petrol came out of the spark plug hole. Nothing came out. When I initially noticed fuel coming through the filter and exhaust when it was turned off, the pull moved freely, however it doesn't now. Today after its been sitting overnight with penetrating oil been liberally dispensed in the spark plug hole, the pull, does on occasion, if you keep pulling, free itself momentarily further than it did yesterday, but then it goes back to where it was before. To be honest I cannot believe that a sticking float can cause such catastrophic damage to an engine. Surely there should be a cut off valve on the carb when too much fuel is pushed through, but what do I know, I am just a woman who is extremely anger that something so simple has cost me a lot of money. I wouldn't mind if it had never been serviced but it is regularly. My neighbour never services his mower and guess what, yes you've got it, it works like a charm, so perhaps there is a lesson to be learnt there!! I would like to thank everyone for their input but alas it has all been in vain, and a five hundred pound mower has just died. Julie
I'm not sure I understand, but if you put oil in the cylinder and reinstalled the spark plug with it still in there...That's why your engine acts like it's frozen up. If that's the case, remove the spark plug and pull the start rope until the oil stops coming out when you pull it. You might want to even spray some carb cleaner in the spark plug hole, let it set for a couple of minutes and pull the rope until nothing comes out the spark plug hole.
Also, with the plug removed, tip the mower and see if you an turn the blade. If you can, the engine is not frozen. You may need to clean the oil off the spark plug as well.
Good luck! I hope I helped some,
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