| Claudia wrote:
| > Hello, I am the torque wrench lady. See posts below to see how
| > smart I am. <grin>
| > When I changed the blade on the lawn mower, I first emptied the
| > oil tank and the gas tank. I must not have gotten rid of all
| > the oil, because some of it leaked. Once I started the lawn
| > mower again, there was smoke and oil coming out of the muffler?
| > Is this "normal"? Should I be concerned?
| > Thanks.
| You're havin' one *hell8 of a time with this lawnmower, aren't
| you? <g> (I just "answered" your torque wrench post)
Yes, I am having some "difficulties." Where is a man when I need one! And
thanks for the post on the torque wrench.
| Quick answer (without actually being able to see it) is that it
| should burn off eventually. Time needed will of course depend on
| how much you got in the wrong places. Some will write and tell
| you to take it to a shop, or tear it apart and clean it. (sigh)
| If you feel you must...but you can just deal with the smoke for
| a couple of minutes, hours, mowings. Unless you've managed to
| totally muck up the fuel system (it won't run period) then you
| can count on the oil to burn away eventually.
I can live with the smoke for a while, and it does run by the way. But out
of curiosity, what is it that caused this to happen? I suppose it would
help to read something on 2-cycle engines, but if you could keep it to
layman's terms it would be better. Thanks.