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Category: Small Engine
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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 troybilt 4 cycle xp trimmer bought last fall.

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i have a troybilt 4 cycle xp trimmer bought last fall. Something did
not seem right new out of box,used only once. It lost all oil over winter storage. Put fresh oil in. After 2 minutes of use it got super hot. shut down, engine was smoking. It starts fine. Sometimes stalls if you tip the trimmer.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JON replied 8 months ago.

Those machines are notorious for the crankcase bolts/screws coming loose and leaking the oil out. How does the oil level look now when it shut down