moze229 wrote:OK, I did the crankcase manometer test. It's pulling about 4", so according to what I've been reading this is normal, right? If so, what is the next step I should take? I'm still not sure if it's pushing excessive amounts of oil out of the breather tube. I think there should be some oil that comes out of the tube, but obviously not enough to create thick smoke.
Again, the smoking symptom only appears if the proper oil level is achieved and the engine is hot. Right now, I've got the oil level at the minimum mark where the smoking will not occur.
nevadawalrus wrote:Norm, I don't know where this thread is going, it has more twists to it then a petzel.
Just going on initial statements of oil and smoke from muffler, I think that oil and smoke from breather came after being suggested to check the breather.
Then he balked or put off a manometer check even though he had one available.
Now he's wanting to just replace the head gasket when checking the rings when a complete gasket set will be needed.
Hep me understand this guys. How can it blow oil out the breather if there is a vacuum in the crankcase ?
Carl wrote:To hook your manometer to the engine, buy yourself a cork, or go to a medical supply house and buy a rubber cork that will fit snugly into the oil tube. If your cork is made of cork, drill a hole in the center so you can stick the manometer tube through it just till it comes out the bottom of the cork. Take the dip stick out and put the cork in the hole, run the engine and watch to see what if any vacume you have in the crankcase..You should have a vacume, not pressure. Good luck. Carl
moze229 wrote:Thanks nevada.
After further research and information from all of you and other places on the web, I have decided to elect a shop to do the diagnosis and/or work. You are correct nevada as I mentioned from my very first post here - I know absolutely nothing about small engines. My fault was assuming that they would be constructed similarly to other engines, but they are not. By the time I invest the time and money in this machine, the end-point will not be feasible. Sometimes I just have to take things for what they are, and realize that it's just not economically or time smart to try and fix everything on my own.
Thanks to everyone for your information and suggestions.
norm wrote:Other than the auto compression release what have you found different?
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