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I put the oil where the gas goes by a mistake. Just now. I…

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I put the oil...

I put the oil where the gas goes by a mistake

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Just now

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

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I was getting ready to snow plow my driveway

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 4 months ago
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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 4 months ago

you will need to drain the fuel tank. did you try to turn engine over after you put the oil in the tank?

should be able to just drain the tank and clean all the oil out. put in fresh fuel and start machine

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No, I did not try to turn the engine over after I put the oil in.
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 4 months ago

just drain it all out and then clean the fuel tank. you should be fine to start machine afterwards

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 4 months ago

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have s Ariens 28 deluxe snow blower i brought in 1/19/2016. I am trying to find the fuel line.
Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 4 months ago

you just need a standard 1/4" fuel line. can be purchased at any small engine shop or auto parts store

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