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 in Outdoor
Add two-cycle oil at the ratio recommended by the manufacturer to unleaded gasoline that has a minimum octane rating of 87, seal the container and mix thoroughly. Remix the fuel before each fueling.Full Answer >
To remove oil from concrete, mix an absorbent material with trisodium phosphate, or TSP, spread this mix onto the oil, and allow it to sit until dry. Repeat this process until the oil is gone.Full Answer >
According to the Office of Response and Restoration, oil spills generally affect plants through the chemical components of oil. Different types of oil behave differently and affect living organisms in varying ways.Full Answer >
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 >