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gas in oil help

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by bligh61, May 5, 2008.

  1. bligh61

    bligh61 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 240

    The needle valve was stuck open and fuel mixed with the oil. I drained the oil, should I add new oil only or treat it differently? 14hp Kawi
  2. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,216

    I'd drain and replace the oil after I worked on the carb. I'd try to make certain the needle valve didn't stick again (replace it). And to be on the safe side from now on I'd probably install a fuel cutoff to avoid another problem like this.

  3. bligh61

    bligh61 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 240

    Any mystery oil or other oil treatment?
  4. EMJ

    EMJ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    I would put a little oil in the cylinder and turn it t over with the plugs out. Since they were gas washed, there is no residual oil left.

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