Collector Of Junk!
My briggs vanguard is having issues with oil coming out of the carb. It was overfilled so I changed the oil, and filled it exactly to the full mark. Now today after about 3 hours of use I have lost some oil (it is 3/4 of the way full now). Before when I throttled up it blew a puff of black smoke (which I can see is carbon) now after changing the oil it does not do this. It seems to be coming out of the throat of the carb and not the breather as I thought it would be. It leaks out on to the air filter and out of the air filter box. I have a few theories on what might be the cause. Could it be A) The gasket on the OHV cover is not sealing and it is getting sucked up via the hose that attaches from the cover to the fuel pump and getting sucked up in to the carb. B) It is the breather, not sure how to check this C) The Head gasket. I thought I would get some peoples opinions that have been doing this longer than I have before I throw money at it! Thanks for all the help in advance! :thanku: