My 2 cycle leaks oil

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by A1 Lawn@Landscapes, Jul 15, 2002.

  1. A1 Lawn@Landscapes

    A1 Lawn@Landscapes LawnSite Member
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    :confused: I bought a husqvarna 322l 3 weeks ago. It always smoked a little but ran great. I now have black oil leaking out of the mufler and it runs terrible. I have used husqvarna oil mixed as directed and have made no adjustments to it. Anything I can do to avoid a costly(timewise) trip to the dealer?
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
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    Sounds like you have a plugged exhaust screen.
    Take off the screen, and it should run like a champ.

    Later
    Pj
     
  3. Dennis E.

    Dennis E. LawnSite Senior Member
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    Usually after a short break-in on new 2 cycle equip. the first thing to go is the spark arrestor(screen).
    Does wonders for power.
     
  4. A1 Lawn@Landscapes

    A1 Lawn@Landscapes LawnSite Member
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    I removed the screen at the exit port of the muffler. It was loaded with oil. This is a safety item that could actually cause a fire. It is like I added a few cc's to the engine. Again thanks for saving me an hour or two at the dealer.
    Kerry
     
  5. Dennis E.

    Dennis E. LawnSite Senior Member
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    You'll need to pull off the muffler now and then to check the exhaust port. That will get a carbon build up over time also.
    (Be very careful cleaning it out):D
     
  6. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
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    i use that oil and 90 oct in 6 diff types of
    2cycle.. what i like most is never having to fool with exhaust ports,with this mix.
    if u are 50-1with the mix,kinda makes me wonder a bit.but if its running good, guess u problem is solved.
    in fact i dont ever have to do nothin but keep the airfilter clean. husq,echo,and stihl ,all oils i can recommend.
     
  7. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
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    :blob3: A1, be very careful with the husky oil, loaded w/ ash, which = ton of build up. since i switched to smokeless 2 stroke from J. thomas and super unleaded had not one port plug up. tony
     

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