« Reply #2023 on: Apr 14, 2017, 1:40 am »
 
Thanks. No breather pipe & oil level is a tad low, so , no overfill. Thought it might be valves. Will investigate further. Cheers.

« Reply #2022 on: Apr 13, 2017, 10:34 pm »
 
Long shot - but I've had it.....  overnight gravity fed fuel has overtopped the float chamber due to faulty valve, run back into the engine and overfilled the sump with a petrol oil mix - hence the level will have been correct when last checked but now isn't and worse, its volatile, not very slippery and easy to  evaporate and comes out of the breather in quantity as it is less viscous.  Filthy mess and can wreck the engine.

Just be thankful its not a diesel :-)))))

« Reply #2021 on: Apr 13, 2017, 8:55 pm »
 
           
                          Or it can be over fill with oil it can blow the seals out on the engine.

                                                                                                                                                           Tom

« Reply #2020 on: Apr 13, 2017, 8:46 pm »
 
Is there a crancase "breather" pipe from the crankcase  into the air filter? If so as Ian mentioned could be crankcase pressure, I can't see how oil can come back out of the carb. If so you could disconnect this pipe and run it into a small container and check how much oil is being ejected. If not much ie if its not empying the sump it should be ok

« Reply #2019 on: Apr 13, 2017, 6:54 pm »
 
Excessive crankcase pressurisation? If so could be worn rings, valve guides or leaking head gasket?

Ian
Ian Brooks
Gloucester, UK

« Reply #2018 on: Apr 13, 2017, 3:58 pm »
 
Oil level correct?

« Reply #2017 on: Apr 13, 2017, 3:47 pm »
 
Hi, I have a 5hp Robin, 4 stroke, horizontal shaft, engine on a water pump. The air filter was replaced recently, completely blocked up, didn't think much of it at the time. Today the air filter is "oiled up" & ruined as the motor is leaking / ejecting, oil out of the carby.  :'( What's it trying to tell me? No swearing please.  :P   thanks

« Reply #2016 on: Apr 12, 2017, 9:29 am »
 

« Reply #2015 on: Apr 05, 2017, 7:42 pm »
 
And now, something completely different.....

http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/hovercraft.htm


The Irish version translates as something like floating vessel, "sciorrĂ¡rthach" is probably more accurate

« Reply #2014 on: Apr 05, 2017, 7:05 pm »
 
And now, something completely different.....

http://www.omniglot.com/language/phrases/hovercraft.htm
Tim Dawson
Sun City, South Africa

« Reply #2013 on: Apr 05, 2017, 5:11 pm »
 
Got any biscuits?

« Reply #2012 on: Apr 05, 2017, 11:39 am »
 
   Hi Philip   
                     Not my cup of tea .                   Tom 

« Reply #2011 on: Apr 05, 2017, 11:31 am »
 


« Reply #2010 on: Mar 16, 2017, 10:51 pm »
 

You evidently enjoyed it :o
Enjoyed? I'm not sure if that word describes the trip :) ;)

« Reply #2009 on: Mar 16, 2017, 10:42 pm »
 

Seems reasonable enough, they need to go around Rough Point with Mike Searle :) ;)


You evidently enjoyed it :o
Mike S