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Jerry    Posted 09-19-2020 at 20:04:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • 841 Powermaster. I started my tractor this morning and it was running rough with white/blue exhaust (first time I saw that). I was standing on the carb side of the tractor and looked under it to see something dripping. When I went to the other side of the tractor, it was blowing oil out of the filler cap all over the side of the engine. I shut it down immediately.

    I recently did a complete tune up and removed the distributor to set timing, but I have used the tractor several times since completing that so don't think they are related.

    I have never seen this before. I need some suggestions about possible causes and how I should go about problem resolution.

    Jerry    Posted 09-20-2020 at 09:35:14 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks for the suggestions guys. I will investigate.

    Loren CA    Posted 09-20-2020 at 08:50:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Agree with Bruce[VA], check your oil level.

    Bruce(VA)    Posted 09-20-2020 at 06:53:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • See tip # 9.

    Something can happen to an 841

    Jerry    Posted 09-20-2020 at 13:22:51 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Bruce, I checked the dipstick and it was way overfull. It was very thin and smelled strongly of gas! I have never encountered this so I am going to, 1) drain and replace oil, 2) replace filter, 3) remove and clean plugs. Is there something else I should do? In the future I will adhere to Tip #9

    Bruce(VA)    Posted 09-20-2020 at 15:36:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • change the oil in the air filter

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 09-19-2020 at 22:03:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Pull the plugs until you find the oil fouled one. Then do a comp check on that hole. If it can't even bump your thumb off the hole while cranking, you might have found your problem cylinder. . .

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