Question about Toro Lawn Mower With Toro Power Tools

1 Answer

Oil in the gas tank

My son poored moter oil in gas tank

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 430 Answers

Not a big deal. Im assuming this is a 4-stroke push mower and not a leaf blower.
Remove the air box cover, air filter, and air box back plate. Careful there is a gasket on the back of the backplate that if damaged the primer bulb wont work, part # 272653. Remove the fuel line from the carb and drain the tank. Using a 1/2 inch wrench remove the bowl nut from the float bowl on the carb, hold the bowl to the carb as to not break the gasket seal, drain the bowl and replace the bowl nut. If you tried to run the unit and oil is in the cylinder remove the spark plug ( clean the spark plug) and spray some carb cleaner in the hole and pull the starter rope several times to purge the cylinder. Reinstall the spark plug, reattatch the fuel line, install the air box back plate ( leave the air filter and cover off for now), add fresh fuel.
Take unit outside and start, you may need to give it a shot of carb cleaner in the throat of the carb to help it start. It may smoke, it may blow oil out the muffler. Let it run until it quits smoking ( usually around 5 minutes) . Shut it off and complete assembly. It should be fine.

Posted on Oct 08, 2012


1 Suggested Answer


6ya staff

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My son put oil in lawnmower gas tank

Drain as much as you can out. It won't hurt thing. May smoke a
for a little bit.

Oct 05, 2012 | Toro Garden

1 Answer


remove the oil drain plug to take some oil out. as long as you get oil in engine it will smoke until it is burn off.

Sep 16, 2012 | 1998 Nissan Quest

1 Answer

Will putting oil in the gas tank of a 2 cycle lawnmower riun the engine?

It is not good for that motor--drain and clean and expect plug may get fouled---do it the sooner the better.

Jun 15, 2012 | Briggs & Stratton Briggs Stratton...

1 Answer

We have a 2005 Kia Sorrento. This morning, when going up a hill, the car completely shut off-when we pushed on the gas, nothing. When we came to a complete stop, shut everything off, it started up again....

it might be the moter oil lo or none it can be the tranz oil if it an auto or it might be diesel bug that grows in the tank and some times gets suckd up the full line and will block it up

Jan 02, 2018 | 2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara

1 Answer

2005 5.3 vortec top in no oil pres just got truck good moter or bad moter

have to see if the oil pump strainer is clooged...oil ports clogged??? was the motor taken care of...valve covers loaded up with sludge??? pan comes off the rest is to be looked at...if she was run on no oil pressure I sure would be suspect of this motor being in poor condition. Does it run???? Is it knocking?smoking? banging or clunking? if not put a gauge on the oil pressure sending unit hole and see if it really has no oil pressure or perhaps it has a bad sender?

May 06, 2010 | Chevrolet 1500 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Older bs 3.5 hp 20 in cut walk be hind mower hunts and or surges while running started between refilling tank is it poor gass wrong gas useing 87 octane new oil wtf is happaning

Bad gas can do it but a sniff can tell. If it smells like turpentine, it's bad. Your may also have a plugged syphon tube (inside the tank).

Apr 26, 2010 | Garden

1 Answer

Bringing a 93 rm125 back to life.

Take the air cleaner off and plug the hose with a balled up grocery plastic bag to keep water out. Wrap the carburetor with several layers of plastic too. Buy a small container of GUNK, and paint it on the engine, wheels, chain, and frame. Don't put it on the gas tank or seat. If the fabric on the seat is in poor condition, cover it with plastic too or you will have a wet **** for a week! This GUNK turns grease and oil into soap which then washes off with water spray to leave aluminum engine parts looking brand new. Buy a can of chain lube for the chain--plain oil flies off at speed and leaves an oil line up your back. The front fork seals can be taken care of any time. The rusty brakes will take care of themselves with use. After spraying it clean, dry it off and remove the plastic. Replace the air cleaner with new if it looks oily or is damaged. Take the machine for a ride to dry off those hidden places. Good luck!

Jul 17, 2009 | Suzuki RM 125 Motorcycles

1 Answer

What is gas mixture for 3.5 hp engine?

do not put oil in gas just 87 octane gas their should be a small pulg or cap where you can ck. the do not mix gas and oil with that moter or it will smoke bad

Apr 20, 2009 | Mtd 22" Yard Machine Push Mower

Not finding what you are looking for?
Toro Lawn Mower With Toro Power Tools Logo

82 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toro Garden Experts

Joseph Mueller
Joseph Mueller

Level 2 Expert

346 Answers


Level 3 Expert

819 Answers


Level 3 Expert

85216 Answers

Are you a Toro Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides