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I started my Troy-bilt (super bronco) the other day. I almost
immediately started running rough and smoking profusely.
I shut it down and remembered the last time this happened.
Sure enough I checked the oil dip stick and the fluid level
was a couple inches above the full mark. And it smelled
like gasoline. I put a pan under the drain plug, opened the
drain plug and the fluid contents poured out like water and
smelled like gas.

As mentioned, this had already happened once before.
My question is: How can gasoline be getting mixed into
my oil pan ? This same situation once happened to my
girlfriends mower.

I have never mistakingly poured gas into the oil filler, and
I suspect that someone is out to get me - unless someone
can explain a good reason how else this could happen.

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On Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:10:53 -0400, Ralph Mowery wrote:


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I started my Troy-bilt (super bronco) the other day. I almost
immediately started running rough and smoking profusely. I shut it down
and remembered the last time this happened.
Sure enough I checked the oil dip stick and the fluid level was a couple
inches above the full mark. And it smelled like gasoline. I put a pan
under the drain plug, opened the drain plug and the fluid contents
poured out like water and smelled like gas.

As mentioned, this had already happened once before.
My question is: How can gasoline be getting mixed into my oil pan ? This
same situation once happened to my girlfriends mower.

I have never mistakingly poured gas into the oil filler, and
I suspect that someone is out to get me - unless someone can explain a
good reason how else this could happen.


I don't know about this particular motor, but if the float in the
carburetor hangs up, the gas runs into the piston and down the gap in the
rings to the oil pan.


Wow... Thanks Ralph. I hadn't thought about that. I did ponder
" carburetor " for a moment, but not the float valve. In my paranoia
I immediately suspected foul play. I changed out the oil and did
my mow job, parked the mower. Then ran a length of black thread
across the garage opening ( no doors ) and check it periodically
to see if anyone had 'tripped' it. My next move was to be a trip to
Harbor Freight and buy a motion detect alert gizmo ($16.95).
Then I'd fill my S&W 357 with 38 Sp shot shells and wait for my
queue...

Would it help to burn some kind of carburetor cleaner stuff ?

It's a 2006 Super Bronco w/B&S 19 hp if'n that makes any dif.

Thanks again ... ( them shot shells are $15 a box of ten ... too
much to waste ..)

Ima ... ( actually Paul .. ).

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On Mon, 09 Apr 2012 03:28:10 -0400, Ima Goodguy wrote:

On Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:10:53 -0400, Ralph Mowery wrote:


"Ima Goodguy" wrote in message
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I started my Troy-bilt (super bronco) the other day. I almost
immediately started running rough and smoking profusely. I shut it
down and remembered the last time this happened.
Sure enough I checked the oil dip stick and the fluid level was a
couple inches above the full mark. And it smelled like gasoline. I put
a pan under the drain plug, opened the drain plug and the fluid
contents poured out like water and smelled like gas.

As mentioned, this had already happened once before.
My question is: How can gasoline be getting mixed into my oil pan ?
This same situation once happened to my girlfriends mower.

I have never mistakingly poured gas into the oil filler, and
I suspect that someone is out to get me - unless someone can explain a
good reason how else this could happen.


I don't know about this particular motor, but if the float in the
carburetor hangs up, the gas runs into the piston and down the gap in
the rings to the oil pan.


Wow... Thanks Ralph. I hadn't thought about that. I did ponder
" carburetor " for a moment, but not the float valve. In my paranoia
I immediately suspected foul play. I changed out the oil and did my mow
job, parked the mower. Then ran a length of black thread across the
garage opening ( no doors ) and check it periodically to see if anyone
had 'tripped' it. My next move was to be a trip to Harbor Freight and buy
a motion detect alert gizmo ($16.95). Then I'd fill my S&W 357 with 38 Sp
shot shells and wait for my queue...

Would it help to burn some kind of carburetor cleaner stuff ?

It's a 2006 Super Bronco w/B&S 19 hp if'n that makes any dif.


Mistake. The engine is a KOHLER 19hp... I believe it is Model SV530S.

Thanks again ... ( them shot shells are $15 a box of ten ... too
much to waste ..)

Ima ... ( actually Paul .. ).


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I started my Troy-bilt (super bronco) the other day. I almost
immediately started running rough and smoking profusely.
I shut it down and remembered the last time this happened.
Sure enough I checked the oil dip stick and the fluid level
was a couple inches above the full mark. And it smelled
like gasoline. I put a pan under the drain plug, opened the
drain plug and the fluid contents poured out like water and
smelled like gas.

As mentioned, this had already happened once before.
My question is: How can gasoline be getting mixed into
my oil pan ? This same situation once happened to my
girlfriends mower.

I have never mistakingly poured gas into the oil filler, and
I suspect that someone is out to get me - unless someone
can explain a good reason how else this could happen.


I don't know about this particular motor, but if the float in the carburetor
hangs up, the gas runs into the piston and down the gap in the rings to the
oil pan.


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Ima Goodguy wrote the following on 4/9/2012 3:28 AM (ET):
On Mon, 09 Apr 2012 13:10:53 -0400, Ralph Mowery wrote:

"Ima Goodguy" wrote in message
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I started my Troy-bilt (super bronco) the other day. I almost
immediately started running rough and smoking profusely. I shut it down
and remembered the last time this happened.
Sure enough I checked the oil dip stick and the fluid level was a couple
inches above the full mark. And it smelled like gasoline. I put a pan
under the drain plug, opened the drain plug and the fluid contents
poured out like water and smelled like gas.

As mentioned, this had already happened once before.
My question is: How can gasoline be getting mixed into my oil pan ? This
same situation once happened to my girlfriends mower.

I have never mistakingly poured gas into the oil filler, and
I suspect that someone is out to get me - unless someone can explain a
good reason how else this could happen.


I don't know about this particular motor, but if the float in the
carburetor hangs up, the gas runs into the piston and down the gap in the
rings to the oil pan.


Wow... Thanks Ralph. I hadn't thought about that. I did ponder
" carburetor " for a moment, but not the float valve. In my paranoia
I immediately suspected foul play. I changed out the oil and did
my mow job, parked the mower. Then ran a length of black thread
across the garage opening ( no doors ) and check it periodically
to see if anyone had 'tripped' it. My next move was to be a trip to
Harbor Freight and buy a motion detect alert gizmo ($16.95).



Save your money. I have one and it is too sensitive. Sets off the alarm
in a breeze when a leaf moves anywhere in its field of view. I think it
may detect flying insects too. It set off more false alarms than real ones.
You'll find that you will be disconnecting it during the time when you
really need it for your purposes, i.e. at night.


Then I'd fill my S&W 357 with 38 Sp shot shells and wait for my
queue...

Would it help to burn some kind of carburetor cleaner stuff ?

It's a 2006 Super Bronco w/B&S 19 hp if'n that makes any dif.

Thanks again ... ( them shot shells are $15 a box of ten ... too
much to waste ..)

Ima ... ( actually Paul .. ).



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to see if anyone had 'tripped' it. My next move was to be a trip to
Harbor Freight and buy a motion detect alert gizmo ($16.95).
Then I'd fill my S&W 357 with 38 Sp shot shells and wait for my
queue...

Would it help to burn some kind of carburetor cleaner stuff ?

It's a 2006 Super Bronco w/B&S 19 hp if'n that makes any dif.

Thanks again ... ( them shot shells are $15 a box of ten ... too
much to waste ..)


Hollow points are more effective and less expensive.
You do need to post a warning sign. Goes something like bullets are too
expensive to waste, so do not expect a warning shot.


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Default Gas found mixed with oil in my Troy-bilt lawn tractor

I don't know about this particular motor, but if the float in the
carburetor hangs up, the gas runs into the piston and down the gap in the
rings to the oil pan.


Wow... Thanks Ralph. I hadn't thought about that. I did ponder
" carburetor " for a moment, but not the float valve. In my paranoia
I immediately suspected foul play. I changed out the oil and did
my mow job, parked the mower. Then ran a length of black thread
across the garage opening ( no doors ) and check it periodically
to see if anyone had 'tripped' it. My next move was to be a trip to
Harbor Freight and buy a motion detect alert gizmo ($16.95).
Then I'd fill my S&W 357 with 38 Sp shot shells and wait for my
queue...

Would it help to burn some kind of carburetor cleaner stuff ?

It's a 2006 Super Bronco w/B&S 19 hp if'n that makes any dif.

Thanks again ... ( them shot shells are $15 a box of ten ... too
much to waste ..)

Ima ... ( actually Paul .. ).


Adding a fuel shutoff would help. You could run it out of gas before
putting it away.


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On Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:43:07 -0700, Pat wrote:

I don't know about this particular motor, but if the float in the
carburetor hangs up, the gas runs into the piston and down the gap in
the rings to the oil pan.


Wow... Thanks Ralph. I hadn't thought about that. I did ponder
" carburetor " for a moment, but not the float valve. In my paranoia I
immediately suspected foul play. I changed out the oil and did my mow
job, parked the mower. Then ran a length of black thread across the
garage opening ( no doors ) and check it periodically to see if anyone
had 'tripped' it. My next move was to be a trip to Harbor Freight and
buy a motion detect alert gizmo ($16.95). Then I'd fill my S&W 357 with
38 Sp shot shells and wait for my queue...

Would it help to burn some kind of carburetor cleaner stuff ?

It's a 2006 Super Bronco w/B&S 19 hp if'n that makes any dif.

Thanks again ... ( them shot shells are $15 a box of ten ... too
much to waste ..)

Ima ... ( actually Paul .. ).


Adding a fuel shutoff would help. You could run it out of gas before
putting it away.



Great idea. I'll look into it..


Ima

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On Tue, 10 Apr 2012 19:00:20 -0400, Ralph Mowery wrote:


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to see if anyone had 'tripped' it. My next move was to be a trip to
Harbor Freight and buy a motion detect alert gizmo ($16.95). Then I'd
fill my S&W 357 with 38 Sp shot shells and wait for my queue...

Would it help to burn some kind of carburetor cleaner stuff ?

It's a 2006 Super Bronco w/B&S 19 hp if'n that makes any dif.

Thanks again ... ( them shot shells are $15 a box of ten ... too
much to waste ..)


Hollow points are more effective and less expensive. You do need to post a
warning sign. Goes something like bullets are too expensive to waste, so
do not expect a warning shot.


Another good idea.

I'm not looking to kill anyone over this matter ( if indeed someone is
tampering with my mower ). Just wanna give'em something to think about
while pulling BBs out of their bottom.

I will post a sign.

Ima

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On Apr 11, 10:09*am, Ima Goodguy wrote:
On Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:43:07 -0700, Pat wrote:
I don't know about this particular motor, but if the float in the
carburetor hangs up, the gas runs into the piston and down the gap in
the rings to the oil pan.


*Wow... Thanks Ralph. I hadn't thought about that. I did ponder
" carburetor *" for a moment, but not the float valve. In my paranoia I
immediately suspected foul play. I changed out the oil and did my mow
job, parked the mower. Then ran a length of black thread across the
garage opening ( no doors ) and check it periodically to see if anyone
had 'tripped' it. My next move was to be a trip to Harbor Freight and
buy a motion detect alert gizmo ($16.95). Then I'd fill my S&W 357 with
38 Sp shot shells and wait for my queue...


*Would it help to burn some kind of *carburetor cleaner stuff ?


*It's a 2006 Super Bronco w/B&S 19 hp if'n that makes any dif.


*Thanks again ... ( them shot shells are $15 a box of ten ... too
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *much to waste ..)


*Ima *... ( actually Paul .. ).


Adding a fuel shutoff would help. *You could run it out of gas before
putting it away.


* * Great idea. I'll look into it..

* * Ima- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


As Ralph suggested, sounds like it could be the
carb float sticking. You can pull the carb, take off
the bowl and clean it. They have carb rebuild kits
available online, Ebay etc that cost typically $10.
They include new needle valves, gaskets, etc.
The gasket between the carb and intake is usually
not included, so get one of those too. Carb cleaner
and compressed air if you have it to clean it.


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On Wed, 11 Apr 2012 08:17:25 -0700, wrote:

On Apr 11, 10:09*am, Ima Goodguy wrote:
On Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:43:07 -0700, Pat wrote:
I don't know about this particular motor, but if the float in the
carburetor hangs up, the gas runs into the piston and down the gap
in the rings to the oil pan.


*Wow... Thanks Ralph. I hadn't thought about that. I did ponder "
carburetor *" for a moment, but not the float valve. In my paranoia
I immediately suspected foul play. I changed out the oil and did my
mow job, parked the mower. Then ran a length of black thread across
the garage opening ( no doors ) and check it periodically to see if
anyone had 'tripped' it. My next move was to be a trip to Harbor
Freight and buy a motion detect alert gizmo ($16.95). Then I'd fill
my S&W 357 with 38 Sp shot shells and wait for my queue...


*Would it help to burn some kind of *carburetor cleaner stuff ?


*It's a 2006 Super Bronco w/B&S 19 hp if'n that makes any dif.


*Thanks again ... ( them shot shells are $15 a box of ten ... too *
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *much to waste ..)


*Ima *... ( actually Paul .. ).


Adding a fuel shutoff would help. *You could run it out of gas before
putting it away.


* * Great idea. I'll look into it..

* * Ima- Hide quoted text -

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As Ralph suggested, sounds like it could be the carb float sticking. You
can pull the carb, take off the bowl and clean it. They have carb rebuild
kits available online, Ebay etc that cost typically $10. They include new
needle valves, gaskets, etc. The gasket between the carb and intake is
usually not included, so get one of those too. Carb cleaner and
compressed air if you have it to clean it.


I've never taken a carb off nor rebuild one. Is it something an average
person can handle ? I suppose I could google up a diagram or two.

Ima
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Ima Goodguy wrote:
On Wed, 11 Apr 2012 08:17:25 -0700, wrote:

On Apr 11, 10:09 am, Ima Goodguy wrote:
On Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:43:07 -0700, Pat wrote:
I don't know about this particular motor, but if the float in the
carburetor hangs up, the gas runs into the piston and down the
gap in the rings to the oil pan.

Wow... Thanks Ralph. I hadn't thought about that. I did ponder "
carburetor " for a moment, but not the float valve. In my paranoia
I immediately suspected foul play. I changed out the oil and did
my mow job, parked the mower. Then ran a length of black thread
across the garage opening ( no doors ) and check it periodically
to see if anyone had 'tripped' it. My next move was to be a trip
to Harbor Freight and buy a motion detect alert gizmo ($16.95).
Then I'd fill my S&W 357 with 38 Sp shot shells and wait for my
queue...

Would it help to burn some kind of carburetor cleaner stuff ?

It's a 2006 Super Bronco w/B&S 19 hp if'n that makes any dif.

Thanks again ... ( them shot shells are $15 a box of ten ... too
much to waste ..)

Ima ... ( actually Paul .. ).

Adding a fuel shutoff would help. You could run it out of gas
before putting it away.

Great idea. I'll look into it..

Ima- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


As Ralph suggested, sounds like it could be the carb float sticking.
You can pull the carb, take off the bowl and clean it. They have
carb rebuild kits available online, Ebay etc that cost typically
$10. They include new needle valves, gaskets, etc. The gasket
between the carb and intake is usually not included, so get one of
those too. Carb cleaner and compressed air if you have it to clean
it.


I've never taken a carb off nor rebuild one. Is it something an
average person can handle ? I suppose I could google up a diagram or
two.


You will never learn without trying.


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On Apr 11, 8:36*pm, "Bob F" wrote:
Ima Goodguy wrote:
On Wed, 11 Apr 2012 08:17:25 -0700, wrote:


On Apr 11, 10:09 am, Ima Goodguy wrote:
On Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:43:07 -0700, Pat wrote:
I don't know about this particular motor, but if the float in the
carburetor hangs up, the gas runs into the piston and down the
gap in the rings to the oil pan.


Wow... Thanks Ralph. I hadn't thought about that. I did ponder "
carburetor " for a moment, but not the float valve. In my paranoia
I immediately suspected foul play. I changed out the oil and did
my mow job, parked the mower. Then ran a length of black thread
across the garage opening ( no doors ) and check it periodically
to see if anyone had 'tripped' it. My next move was to be a trip
to Harbor Freight and buy a motion detect alert gizmo ($16.95).
Then I'd fill my S&W 357 with 38 Sp shot shells and wait for my
queue...


Would it help to burn some kind of carburetor cleaner stuff ?


It's a 2006 Super Bronco w/B&S 19 hp if'n that makes any dif.


Thanks again ... ( them shot shells are $15 a box of ten ... too
much to waste ..)


Ima ... ( actually Paul .. ).


Adding a fuel shutoff would help. You could run it out of gas
before putting it away.


Great idea. I'll look into it..


Ima- Hide quoted text -


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As Ralph suggested, sounds like it could be the carb float sticking.
You can pull the carb, take off the bowl and clean it. *They have
carb rebuild kits available online, Ebay etc that cost typically
$10. They include new needle valves, gaskets, etc. The gasket
between the carb and intake is usually not included, so get one of
those too. *Carb cleaner and compressed air if you have it to clean
it.


*I've never taken a carb off nor rebuild one. Is it something an
average person can handle ? *I suppose I could google up a diagram or
two.


You will never learn without trying.- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


It helps to have the shop manual which is probably available
online for free if you're lucky or for purchase.

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It helps to have the shop manual which is probably available
online for free if you're lucky or for purchase.


First thing I buy when I replace a vehicle is the factory service manual. If it
is not available, I won't buy the vehicle (Kia minivan,for instance).


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Im not sure on whats fitted to your engine but in the past i have had trouble with fuel pumps that run off the cam in the engine. The gasket in the fuel pump can perish and leak fuel into the sump. If the float in the carb was sticking open id expect poor running aswell.


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