Craftsman Snowblower Oil coming out of exhaust - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 01-27-2019, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 2
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
Craftsman Snowblower Oil coming out of exhaust

Model 247.887801
I have oil coming out of the exhaust and the spark plug is soaked with oil. It will run for a couple seconds and die. What might cause this issue?
jas6675 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 01-27-2019, 11:00 AM
Senior Member
 
Jackmels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ma.
Posts: 1,880
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 95
Thanks (Received): 148
Likes (Given): 280
Likes (Received): 590
Too much Oil in the Crankcase
Jackmels is offline  
Post Thanks / Like - 0 Thanks, 1 Likes, 0 Dislikes
Likes RedOctobyr liked this post
post #3 of 5 Old 01-27-2019, 11:06 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Lowell area, MA
Posts: 3,215
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 118
Thanks (Received): 271
Likes (Given): 355
Likes (Received): 621
Agreed, check the oil level. Also see if the oil smells like gas. If it does, your carburetor's needle valve probably is leaking, letting gas run down, through the engine, into the crankcase. Oil that's gas-contaminated doesn't lubricate as well, and can cause engine damage.

If the oil level is just too-high, drain it until it's at the right level. If it had been OK, and now it's too-high, and/or smells like gas, I'd drain it all, and change it. But if you have a carb leak, you also need to deal with that. If you have a fuel shutoff valve, you can close that at the end of every (!) use, to prevent gas from leaking through the carb, into the engine. You can do that as a short-term solution, until you fix the carb problem.

And even if not contaminated, an oil level that's too high can cause engine damage by itself, the oil foams up with air, and again doesn't lubricate as well. So if the level is too high, get the level correct before trying to run it again.

You might also want to remove the spark plug, cover the hole with a rag, and pull the engine over several times, in case there's oil accumulated in the cylinder. You might be able to blow some of it out.

Ariens 1024 Pro
Toro Power Clear 221QR
Toro Power Curve 1800
RedOctobyr is online now  
post #4 of 5 Old 01-27-2019, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 2
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 0
Thanks (Received): 0
Likes (Given): 0
Likes (Received): 0
I left it sitting outside last couple nights in freezing weather. When i went out this morning it was out of gas and thought that was strange because i didn't use much since last time i filled it. This particular model has both a dipstick and a plug next to the oil drain plug. When i pulled the plug out next to that oil drain it poured what looked like gas and oil everywhere. So dumb question...What is that plug(is it also oil) and why does it have both it and a dipstick? And why would all the fuel be in there?
jas6675 is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 01-27-2019, 11:45 AM
Senior Member
 
Jackmels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ma.
Posts: 1,880
Post Thanks / Like
Thanks (Given): 95
Thanks (Received): 148
Likes (Given): 280
Likes (Received): 590
Carb Leaked, and the gas went into the crankcase. Drain and fill with oil. Shut off fuel when not in use, or rebuild/replace carb
Jackmels is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome