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    oil all drained out from air filter area murray 30 inch rear engine

    oil all drained out from air filter area murray 30 inch rear engine, appears to be all drained out from the air filter pan ,what could cause this ??? not leaking from anywhere else, how does the oil get transfered to the air filter area and then all drain out?

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    Re: oil all drained out from air filter area murray 30 inch rear engine

    I don't understand, unless you have a very old engine using an oil bath filter system, there should be NO oil in the air filter housing.
    This is only my opinion, and many will say it ain't worth a darn, as I'm only a retired grease monkey instructor and not a professional mechanic. Use what I post at your own risk as you know teachers only know book knowledge.

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    Re: oil all drained out from air filter area murray 30 inch rear engine

    Quote Originally Posted by Rivets View Post
    I don't understand, unless you have a very old engine using an oil bath filter system, there should be NO oil in the air filter housing.
    It is in there and it was so full that it soaked the green air filter ,the oil was dripping out of the air filter pan too so as far as I know it has us all stumped , some one said it could be that the rings are bad ??? dont know,just dont know ,thank you too,any and all replies are welcome

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    Re: oil all drained out from air filter area murray 30 inch rear engine

    I would guess either the crankcase is full of gas/oil mix, and overflowed the engine, or this thing has been tipped over.
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    Re: oil all drained out from air filter area murray 30 inch rear engine

    I agree with IL.
    This is only my opinion, and many will say it ain't worth a darn, as I'm only a retired grease monkey instructor and not a professional mechanic. Use what I post at your own risk as you know teachers only know book knowledge.

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    Re: oil all drained out from air filter area murray 30 inch rear engine

    Quote Originally Posted by ILENGINE View Post
    I would guess either the crankcase is full of gas/oil mix, and overflowed the engine, or this thing has been tipped over.
    thank you I can fix the oil problem, as it is not starting now, the battery is fully charged, as i turn the key it is making a thunk sound and then nothing but each time i turn the key makes the same sound,i took the cover off the starter gear and turned it with plyers and it turns freely,could it still be bad ? solenoid has power going in and out of it , could it still be bad ? what else caN I check ? starter switch seems to work ? relays ? if so and where are thay ?and what are they ,trying to start but wont turn over just a quick thunk sound and then nothing else,,thanks.

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    Re: oil all drained out from air filter area murray 30 inch rear engine

    Try this. Remove the spark plug, and place a large rag in front of the spark plug hole. Ground the spark plug wire. Turn the engine over, try to start the engine. I'm guessing that the cylinder is filled with a gas oil mixture. You will see gas fill the rag. You ground the plug so there is no chance of a spark, as you are going to get a lot of fumes. After no more gas comes flying out, install the plug and change the oil. Then try starting the engine.
    This is only my opinion, and many will say it ain't worth a darn, as I'm only a retired grease monkey instructor and not a professional mechanic. Use what I post at your own risk as you know teachers only know book knowledge.

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    Re: oil all drained out from air filter area murray 30 inch rear engine

    Quote Originally Posted by Rivets View Post
    Try this. Remove the spark plug, and place a large rag in front of the spark plug hole. Ground the spark plug wire. Turn the engine over, try to start the engine. I'm guessing that the cylinder is filled with a gas oil mixture. You will see gas fill the rag. You ground the plug so there is no chance of a spark, as you are going to get a lot of fumes. After no more gas comes flying out, install the plug and change the oil. Then try starting the engine.
    what can i ground the plug wirt to ? just the base or body ?

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    Re: oil all drained out from air filter area murray 30 inch rear engine

    Quote Originally Posted by Rivets View Post
    Try this. Remove the spark plug, and place a large rag in front of the spark plug hole. Ground the spark plug wire. Turn the engine over, try to start the engine. I'm guessing that the cylinder is filled with a gas oil mixture. You will see gas fill the rag. You ground the plug so there is no chance of a spark, as you are going to get a lot of fumes. After no more gas comes flying out, install the plug and change the oil. Then try starting the engine.
    also ,I am guessing you dont feel like theres a problem with the starter or solenoid or key switch or the relays , since it is trying to turn the starter, and how would i test the starter to see if it is bad ? thanks !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckmm View Post

    also ,I am guessing you dont feel like theres a problem with the starter or solenoid or key switch or the relays , since it is trying to turn the starter, and how would i test the starter to see if it is bad ? thanks !!!
    I would pull the plug as has been said already.
    Do not let the plug hang in front of the plug hole.
    If you let the plug sit in front of the plug hole please take a video for us.

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