gas in oil

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Heintooga, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Heintooga

    Heintooga LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    Kawasaki FJ180V KAI: Yesterday my mower wouldn't restart after a short break. First thing I checked was the oil and it smelled strong with gas. This morning I dropped it off at the dealer for a (warranty) diagnoses/repair and picked it up this afternoon after being told it's was ready. A few hours later I go out and pull the dipstick and smell gas again. Any idea what would cause this?
  2. punt66

    punt66 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,536

    stuck float. Did they flush the oil? What did they say was the problem????
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Most likely a piece of trash under the float needle valve caused it to hang open, Fuel flooded into the cylinder through the open intake valve then ran past the rings into the crankcase.

    If they didn't clean the tank out if/when they cleaned the carb out your fighting a loosing battle. And of course the oil needs changed again.

    This type situation wouldn't be covered under the manufacturers warranty either.

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