A lawnmower that emits white smoke probably has an engine that is burning oil. This is most likely caused by the oil being overfilled or the engine receiving an excess of oxygen.Know More
Lawnmower engines also burn oil when they are filled with an incorrect grade of oil. Operating a lawnmower on a steep incline may also cause oil to burn; it is better for the engine and safer for the operator to mow across the face of a hill, rather than up and down.
Any air leak, even a small one, causes a higher oil mist than the crankcase breather is capable of handling. Check for air leaks in the crankcase or leaks caused by worn cylinders or rings.Learn More
Engine oil for lawnmowers is recommended based on the average outdoor temperature at the time of use. Colder temperatures turn the oil viscous. For non-freezing weather where the temperature rarely falls below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, SAE 30 or 10W-30 oil is recommended. For colder temperatures, 5W-30 is recommended.Full Answer >
Better Homes and Gardens suggests darker shingles of gray or black for homes that are white, and proposes brown shingles for tan facades. Earth tones, such as tan and warm-gray, are also a good choice for tan and white exteriors.Full Answer >
To remove gas and oil stains from an asphalt driveway, any damp residue must first be blotted up, absorbent material should be applied on the spot to draw up the moisture, and the area should be scrubbed with a strong detergent and a brush. The scrubbing and rinsing step may need to be repeated several times before the stains go away.Full Answer >
Lawnmowers use SAE 30 motor oil. The oil should be changed in a new mower after the first five hours of cutting. After that, the oil should be changed after 25 to 50 hours of use or at least once every summer.Full Answer >