How much "puke" is too much?

Discussion in 'Oil' started by shovelheaded, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. shovelheaded

    shovelheaded New Member

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    I just found this forum. Great posts!
    I have a 71' shovel that "pukes" about a cup or two of oil everytime it is fired. It doesn't have to sit long (hours) before it does it. How much is too much? What are a few options for dealing with it? I am quickly getting banned from some good joints for screwing up the parking lots. I got great oil pressure at the rocker cover. I know all about "leaky" shovels. It is good at keeping the chain oiled. I just figured someone has a way to deal with it. I am running 50 wt.
     
  2. Fisher

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    There's a check ball in the oil pump body along with a spring.They get old and allow oil to creep from the tank into the gearcase.Then the breather does it's thing hence the puke.You can replace them or just run the breather to a catch can that'll hold a pint or so.Then just empty daily at your place.Or theirs.
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    What he ^^^ said.:rofl

    I'd also try some Marvel Mystery oil in the engine oil to clean things up a bit.
     
  4. YmmitHD

    YmmitHD Active Member

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    Hey glider does running one before the other (seafoam or MM Oil) defeat one or the others purpose?
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Not at all, they both work good.