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Oil problem with Honda FG100 Rototiller

Posted by jdayo CA (My Page) on
Mon, May 28, 12 at 20:55

I could really use some help. My Honda FG100 rototiller has a problem with oil coming from the air filter housing. I have read about overfilling the oil causing this issue, however, that's not the case for me. There is only enough oil to reach the bottom threads when the machine is sitting on the front side. I took off the air cleaner and then the carburetor. When I removed the carburetor a short hose about 4" long was disconnected and then spilled oil. I don't know what it was connected to, but I suspect it was the carburetor. But the hose is so short and I don't see where it would have connected. I removed the red housing and the pull cord unit to clean up. When I hand turn the pull cord, oil comes out of the short 4" hose. Can anyone help with a fix? I would really appreciate any help.


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RE: Oil problem with Honda FG100 Rototiller

So...I figured out where the short 4" hose goes. It fits into the back of the air cleaner. When the cord is pulled to start the engine, oil comes out of that hose and into the air cleaner sponge. My problem is that the engine never starts on the first pull, nor the second or third or ... you get it, so the air cleaner sponge fills with oil and overflows.
Is there a fix for this problem?

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