Head Gasket - Oil Burning Question
I was reading a question on another site that I am not registered for and it brought up a question I have and I thought I would ask the experts here.
This guy is noticing that his 18Hp Intek is burning oil at around a cup every 3 hours. He shows a picture of his spark plug all gunked up. He has decided to change his head gasket in hopes of resolving the oil burning issue.
On my motor, 16.5Hp OHV Briggs, it burns oil as well. Maybe a little less then a cup every 3 hours but not by much. My spark plugs look like his at the end of the season.
My question is, why would a bad head gasket cause a motor to burn oil?