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Curtis, My Troy Bilt 4 cycle edger started leaking oil out…

Curtis, My Troy Bilt...

Curtis, My Troy Bilt 4 cycle edger started leaking oil out of the muffler while sitting in the garage. It is about 8-10 years old and only used every 2 weeks.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Yes, and it starts easily.

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Maybe

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

It was a spontaneous leak. It has not had any performance issues.

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Does it still start and run ok? If it does, I would do nothing, as it is not unusual for oil from cylinder, or just black exhaust goo to come from muffler.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Curtis, a 12 inch pool of oil? And pooled oil in the? Could it be that the carburetor float is stuck and gas has entered the crankcase?
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
pooled oil in the exhaust canister.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Let me know.

May have oil leak on the engine sump! Showing up around exhaust system. Sounds excessive by the 12 inch pool. Oil would smell of fuel if it has fuel in the oil from carburetor. Or overfull.

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I see question is still open, please use the 5 star rating system to close the question and get me credit! Thanks!

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