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Old 11-13-2013, 03:33 PM
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Drain it ALL out and save it for something else. Throw some 30 in. Start it up and run it. Let it sit, preferably overnight and when you start it you'll know in a hurry.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:44 PM
Tennesseepowerstroke Tennesseepowerstroke is online now
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Originally Posted by Dr. Cornwallis View Post
My pro turn 148 burns a little oil on startup, especially if it's been sitting for a while. I think that's pretty normal for air cooled engines.
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I agree. Every air cooled engine I own blows a little blue smoke on start up. These include a Troy Bilt Tiller with a Briggs, a Honda tiller with a Honda, 2 John Deere walk behind mowers with a Briggs and a Kohler, an Exmark with a Kawasaki, and a pressure washer with a Honda Engine. I have never had to add oil in between changes and all are using a muliti weight oil.

We need to know how much oil the machine is burning in a specified number of hours.

My Honda Goldwing blows quite a bit of blue smoke on start up but I have had to add oil between changes. My Mercury Milan does not blow smoke on start up but I sometimes have to add a half quart between changes.
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