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Brown liquid leaks (smell like gas)

Hi, sorry for my synthaxe but english is not my best language.

Anywais, I have a honda HS80 for a few years and today when I started it there was a brown liqyid that was leaking under the carburator only when I start blowing snow, not when stationary with the engin working... I don't understand how it work to send pictures but I will try to send few ones in a minute...

The leak, if it is really one, comes out of a small rubber pipe.

Can anywone explains if something is broken?
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Temperature? Possibly condensation coming from breather pipe and it should clear up by itself unless there's another proble. Does your oil dipstick have anything on it besides just oil? Any foam or oil discoloration?

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Cluche, welcome aboard. I'm going to agree with Joe and suggest that it's nothing more than the breather dripping. I get the exact same thing on my Ariens.
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Ok, it is the light smell of gas that was worry me and make me stop the engine but maybe I will try to use it longer to see if it clean by itself
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That is exactly where I was thinking it would be coming from. I'd run it for a while and see if it clears out. If the humidity is high and the temperature is correct, this will happen from time to time. If it were my engine I wouldn't be too concerned unless it absolutely will not stop dripping. I do admit that there is quite a bit of it though. Still, I'd run it and see if it clears itself.
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The breather tube is located at the top of the valve cover to vent the crankcase and should not drip oil unless there is blow-by at the rings. The other possibility is that gas has leaked into the crankcase and thinned the oil and scoured all the crap into the gas/oil mixture. The pics show a lot of oil that looks thinned by gas because it looks to be splashing on the snow.

I would check for a carb problem (such as a float bowl needle valve leaking past the seal) and change the oil. Leaving the oil with gas will hurt your engine and an oil change is a low cost safeguard.

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Thanks Town, yes the liquid seems to be oil and smell like gas, the picture is just a sample of what was leaking, there was more than that before I stopped the engine. Thanks everyone for the quicks answers it is really appreciated. I will check forware for the carb and will change the oil (it was due anyway). I will get you in touch if it wad the problem 😉
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The breather tube is located at the top of the valve cover to vent the crankcase and should not drip oil unless there is blow-by at the rings. The other possibility is that gas has leaked into the crankcase and thinned the oil and scoured all the crap into the gas/oil mixture. The pics show a lot of oil that looks thinned by gas because it looks to be splashing on the snow.

I would check for a carb problem (such as a float bowl needle valve leaking past the seal) and change the oil. Leaving the oil with gas will hurt your engine and an oil change is a low cost safeguard.
you beat me to it. I see this on old 80's from time to time.

check the oil on a level surface. if it pours out , gas has indeed been leaking over from carb to crankcase . faulty float , needle valve like Town mentions. Do NOT RUN machine.

change oil and maybe change float and needle valve. before putting it all together turn on gas and lift float up to see if gas flow stops.

if the liquid coming out the rubber tube ( breather hose ) smells like gas this is probably the problem.

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