| Not trying to be a smart patoot, but do you have the manual?
| Sometimes they are available online, even for the older mowers and if
| the engine is made by B& S or somebody, you could probably call or
| e-mail and get a copy...
| Anyway, point is, some mowers use oil in the air filter, like the old
| oil bath air filters used in old (i.e. pre-1960) cars. Briggs &
| Stratton's larger engines, for instance, have a paper air filter, and
| a sponge foam pre-cleaner. You saturate the pre-cleaner with oil to
| help clear all the Yeck!Ptooey! out before the air hits the paper
Yes, I have the manual, and I also consulted B&S web site for more
information. Since my air filter is a paper pleated version it seemed to me
that it shouldn'g be soaked with oil. None of the information that I have
come across mentions this. For the foam filter, yes, I understand and it is
documented as in need of being oiled before using it.
I just wanted to find out if a paper filter that is soaked with oil (and
shouldn't) is an indication that there is something wrong. I sense there is
(i.e. rings, whatever that means).