Smoky smoky engine

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by SERRICO, Sep 8, 2004.

  1. SERRICO

    SERRICO LawnSite Member
    from TX
    Posts: 94

    what does it mean when you start to see smoke when you fire up the 2 cycle engine (weedeater, edger, or blower)?
     
  2. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,504

    Maybe you have the oil/fuel mix incorrect
     
  3. Branchland

    Branchland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 354

    I would think the oil/gas mixture is off too. Not much else to them if they're running fine just smoking.
     
  4. We cut for money

    We cut for money LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    the engine may need to be leaned. It may be runnin rich. Gotta luv the smell though right :dizzy:
     
  5. chevyman1

    chevyman1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 852

    also, check the exhaust....if you run rich gas for a long time, you start to get like a grease build up, so essentially you are burning the gunk....file it out and you will notice an improvement
     

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