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Oil in my Champion lawnmower is emulsified. How can I drain the oil tank?

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You can add a solvent like Diesel Fuel to it (engine) and pull the starter cord or starter to move it around...it will begin to break up the mess possibly.. You can also add Gunk Car Engine Cleaner too, to the engine oil, not the fuel.....A regular mower only holds about 20-21 oz of oil so be forewarned...
This is an interesting situation...is it even worth demulsifying?

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