Smoky mower :-(
July 17, 2010 11:24 AM Subscribe
My sit on lawn mower is billowing white smoke from the exhaust.
posted by dance to home & garden (7 answers total)
It has been tipped on its side, with the air-filter side facing down. I've taken the air filter apart and whilst the filter was a bit greasy/oily on on side, there was no sign the whole filter had been coated in oil. The exhaust pipe had oil in it, and when I cleaned the accessible area with a rag, the mower started up fine and was venting clear fumes for about half a minute. Soon enough, though, the smoke returned and when I finger tested the exhaust pipe, the oil was back.
How can I clean the exhaust itself (I can remove the whole exhaust) if that's where the oil is residing now? IS the oil in the exhaust, do we think, or somewhere further up? I wish I knew.