Why did this happen?

2ball

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I have turned my push mowers on their side to get oil out and this never happens.
This mower was fine after.
 

bertsmobile1

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Yes just oil running into the cylinder
Vertical shaft engines do not like running on slopes
 

slomo

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Head gasket time.

Man you got the James Bond Series tractor there. Don't start pressing those buttons you don't know what they do. Might light off an anti-tank missle LOL.

You should cut that grass in different directions too. You can see you cut it the same direction every time.
 

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Head gasket time.

Man you got the James Bond Series tractor there. Don't start pressing those buttons you don't know what they do. Might light off an anti-tank missle LOL.

You should cut that grass in different directions too. You can see you cut it the same direction every time.
Hard to tell on the video, but I am cutting on a slope so big that I tried to sit on the fender to keep from sliding off the seat. When I did that the seat safety started to shut the engine off, so I sat on the seat and the mower backfired. She is an oil burner, so before the cut I added oil and the oil level was extra high. I don't understand the inside of an engine and how oil can leak into the cylinder, but I hope that's all that happened. The mower has worked perfect since then.

That little slope and the wide turning radius gives me a hard time cutting it any other direction, but you are right, that lawn has been getting cut in the same direction since 09/20.
 

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Keep the oil at the full mark only. It is hard on the engine when you over fill. Does a lot of nasty things to the oil. Doesn't help engine life at all.

I saw you get stuck and that cracked me up. Was thinking how the heck does a lawn tractor get stuck on that tiny slope. Then the James Bond smoke screen kicked out. Was freaking funny..... (y) o_O
 

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Why don't you just cut up and down instead of crosswise?
Walt Conner
 

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Make sure the oil level is not too full. some suggest running it below the "full" mark
 
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