If you notice gas mixed in with your engine oil, you should follow these instructions to address a potential fuel leak in your lawn mower, snow blower or outdoor power equipment.
Why is Fuel Mixing with Engine Oil in the Crankcase?
What causes fuel to leak into my engine oil?
- The fuel shut-off valve isn’t closed properly.
- Fuel float in the carburetor being stuck in the open position due to gumming (caused by stale fuel) or debris.
How do I fix fuel leaking into my engine oil?
- If your engine has a fuel shut-off valve, ensure that this valve is closed when the engine is not in use to prevent fuel leaks.
- If carburetor problems are causing fuel to mix with your oil in the crankcase, you should perform a throughout cleaning. Find out how to clean your small engine carburetor.
For any other specific questions or concerns related to fuel and oil, make sure to contact a Briggs & Stratton Dealer near you.