I have a 4-cycle Lawn Boy mower a bit less than two years old with a
Techumseh engine. I noticed today that it had leaked most of its oil onto
the ground below it in the garage. Last week it performed perfectly
This week, it was almost out of gas when I went to fill it, and it was when
I moved it that I saw the oil on the floor below, and the oil dipstick
showed it was barely at the "ADD" line. There was also a small amount of
oil on the deck of the mower itself, but the vast majority was below it.
Because both the gas and the oil were almost gone (and I rarely use even 1/2
tank of gas per cutting), this led me to wonder if the gas had somehow
leaked into the oil (or vice versa) and then the entire mixture somehow
leaked out of the engine.
Does anyone know what part(s) may have failed to allow this to happen and
what may have caused such a failure?