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11 hp honda

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Green Care, Sep 21, 2001.

  1. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530


    DO I NEED TO REBUILD The CARB????????????????????????????

  2. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    Hi Lawnzzz, although I can't answer your question regarding gas/oil, here's a couple of things you can do which will make it easier for others to answer:

    First, please avoid posting in all-capitals. (Caps are the keyboard equivalent of YELLING at everyone, and they are hard to read)

    Second, please provide as much information as you can regarding the problem. In reading your post, I interpret your question as gas ending up down in the crankcase, possibly as a result of a problem with the carb - but I'm guessing.

    To avoid :confused: , the more info you can provide the better. Remember, all we have to go by is what you've written!
  3. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Lawnzzz, Correction

    I have wb that has 11hp engine honda it start putting off smoke .I checked the oil and found that gas+oil had combined. It run but it just put out smoke , any suggestion

    Thank You.
  4. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Posts: 1,625

    With the Honda's we always shut off the fuel, they all seem to do it if the sit for awhile
  5. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Thanks , Paul I,ll try that an see what happens.
  6. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    What is happening is the carb. needle/ seat is leaking a little and while the engine sets without running the fuel will flow through the carb into the cylinder and through the rings into the crankcase. Therefor making the oil very thin and getting up past the rings while running and showing up as blue smoke. Turning the fuel off like Paul said will fix the problem. Or you can try to install a new needle and seat.
  7. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    Thank you for your support ,Ill see if i can work on this.
  8. Fish

    Fish LawnSite Member
    Posts: 139

    Fix the carb and change the oil.
  9. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 992

    Changing the oil is very important - when it gets diluted with gasoline the lubricating properties of the oil are greatly reduced - causing a lot more engine wear.

    Anytime you suspect that gas has gotten into the crankcase, it's cheap insurance to change that oil!

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