Answer to: I put new oil in my Lawn Mower now it smoking whiteDIAGNOSIS: sometimes the needle in the carb can get stuck open..if its a gravity fed fuel system the carb, especially when engine not running, is letting gas drain through the crankcase breather tube which will add gas to your oil, overfilling it. Wich will pump the oil into your carb when you try to start it. If you put up the mower with gas in tank and come back in a couple days and its empty its probly in your oil or leaked through the air filter.. check oil if its overfull and smells like gas and feels thin and or you may notice if you pulled on it long enough it may get hard to turn the motor over..thats an indication the oil has lost its ability to lubricate properly. SOLUTIONS: Metal polish and elbow grease will solve a metal needle sticking. or a rebuild kit or new carb. Get a new or clean sparkplug and air filter. Drain out all oil, add new oil at proper level. Prime if carb is able to. should fire right up! ( most common small engine carbs are under $30 hard to beat a bolt on ready to go carb...i us...
Answer to: I put new oil in my Lawn Mower now it smoking whiteits because you put to much oil in.no big deal..double check that you have right amount in do this first... pull spark plug make sure its clean, reinstall use some carb cleaner clean out air box and since you bought new filter throw it in..you might be able to clean old filter depending on what type it is in a pinch..but new filters are cheap enough.. it should start it may smoke for a little but if it doesn't quit you may need to repeat steps..including checking oil level on dipstick. the motor will dump oil into the carb if it gets tipped over to kill engine..or if you put to much in.. hope this helps.
Answer to: Where is the tensioner adjustment in a 1997 Ford F-250?on my 97 7.3 you have to use a 15mm socket with long ratchet wrench on the pulley bolt (only if it has one smooth pulley) notice oldturkey03's truck has two pulleys on tensioner one ribbed one smooth follow oldturkey03's steps in removing and installing.