White smoke and Spitting Oil?
I shouldn't be allowed to operate power tools anymore but whatever... I was mowing my yard when I hit a piece of hidden wood. A piece of wood jammed against the side of the lawnmower and the blade, which required me to flip it on its side and dislodge the chunk of wood. After I removed the wood, I put the mower back into its right position and took a break(it's hot out..). After my 45 minute break I went to start it to finish cutting and it was BELCHING out white smoke and leaking and spitting oil out of the muffler. My father and I took a look at it finding nothing, but I took off the air filter cover and there was also an oily residue in there, more than normal. What could be wrong with it?
p.s.- Comment if you want pictures.
Skippy, when you flipped it over, you drained engine oil into the cylinder. If you let it run long enough the oil will burn itself off.
Or you can remove the muffler, drip the excess oil out of the engine, clean it up a little with WD-40 and a rag, reassemble and start it up again.
It may be a good idea to remove the spark plug and either clean and replace it. If you can clean the air filter do that also, or replace it with a new one.
Good luck, let us know