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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a briggs and stratton 18hp vangaurd engine. I am

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i have a briggs and stratton 18hp vangaurd engine. I am getting excess fuel in the air cleaner housing. It is coming from a black vent hose near the carb
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

The vent hose is from the crankcase. Check the oil level and check for fuel in the oil. Usually this is caused by fuel in the oil from a carburetor that leaked through the needle valve.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
i did fix a leaking carb gasket. ran engine for a 10 min still got white smoke and fuel coming from hose. will it stop eventually?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.

If there is fuel in the oil,you need to change the oil! The exhaust will stop smoking as soon as the exhaust gets hot.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
ill go check, Thanks Curtis
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 7 months ago.


Expert:  Curtis B. replied 6 months ago.

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