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Old 05-27-2015, 11:39 AM   #16
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Pole cat, thats the impression im getting; that if you can lift in that way, it will always be better than tilting it either side
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When you tip the mower on its side, the carb does not operate correctly at that angle and thus can dump excessive fuel into the intake of the engine. With the carb up, it can drain the contents of the carb bowl into the intake. With the carb down, the fuel in the tank can flow past the float and into the intake. That is what causes the black smoke. It also washes the oil off the sides of the cylinder walls which can shorten the life of the engine. You can probably get by with tipping it back (spark plug up) without draining the fuel tank, but you will most likely get some spillage out of the vent hole in the cap. If you are quick about clearing the blockage under the deck it won't be much.

As the Rooster said, continuing to do what you are doing will shorten the life of the engine.
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When you tip the mower on its side, the carb does not operate correctly at that angle and thus can dump excessive fuel into the intake of the engine. With the carb up, it can drain the contents of the carb bowl into the intake. With the carb down, the fuel in the tank can flow past the float and into the intake. That is what causes the black smoke. It also washes the oil off the sides of the cylinder walls which can shorten the life of the engine. You can probably get by with tipping it back (spark plug up) without draining the fuel tank, but you will most likely get some spillage out of the vent hole in the cap. If you are quick about clearing the blockage under the deck it won't be much.



As the Rooster said, continuing to do what you are doing will shorten the life of the engine.

Ok, so I'll try to tilt my mower like this from now on:


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I prop mine up against the wall of the garage with the handle on the ground and the top of the engine against the wall. Then it is at a level I can reach easier and the oil stays in the crank case.
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