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One of the big problems, especially for seldom-used (and if you are not running a lwn-care business, your lawn tractor qualifies, in hours per year, even if you mow and blow snow with it) is that without an oil change, you are building up condensed water and various breakdown products, and storing them in the engine for a long time. As an opinion, I prefer ...


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Oil life is typically measured with distance or time 1 year on a tractor for oil life of a synthetic is a reasonable expectation. Mobile makes a claim about their synthetic oil stating that it will last up to 10,000 miles rather than interval that most mechanics claim for a synthetic at 5,000 miles. Most manufacturers state that 12 months is the limit for ...


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This is probably a better question for the folks on the stack motor vehicle maintenance site. But, if you're mowing along and suddenly a ton of white smoke comes out, it seems like something inside broke and let oil into the combustion chamber. I'd pull out the spark plug and see if there is evidence of oil burning. If so, maybe it ran too hot and broke a ...


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Have you tried replacing the spark plug? Also make sure to double check your manual to make sure your air filter is not meant to be soaked in oil.


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The rubber tube is for the gas/benzine. Replace all tube (and possibly other rubber tubes). You may find tubes in plastic (e.g. transparent), for gas: they have a longer lifetime. But your carburator is probably dirt (and possibly also some other gas filters). Rubber tubes at end-of-life can cause such problems, and also the rust. And there is much rust. You ...


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What makes you think it is 2 cycle ? I would just cut the end of the hose for a test run. As a minimum remove the carb float bowl and clean it out ( the big round thing just below where the hose broke off ). Generally ,2 cycles do not have floats ; the one I have handy does not have a float bowl. Very encouraging that you could get a pop by putting gas into ...


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This is a great question. Basically, our lawn mowers, blowers, trimmers...CARS, etc. will last forever if we can keep the dirt out of these machines. Changing oil is one of the best ways to remove dirt and lengthen the life of your machine. Take that to the bank!


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