Originally Posted by Icemark
As far as changing the oil, if it is a minor flood, and it clears just fine by holding the throttle all the way open while cranking it is probably fine to not change the oil for a time or two.
But if it is a hard flood, something that won't clear without pulling fuses or spark plugs, or if you smell gas in the oil, then the oil should be changed.
Well earlier today I had to pull the fuse to deflood the engine, but it was actually running before it got flooded. I didnt realize it was in gear and let off the clutch to put it in neutral, then it died from stalling into gear (not smart i know).
I tried to get it to start back up and took about 3 tries of letting it crank with the throttle open and it wouldnt start back up.
I removed the fuse to deflood and turned it over for about 5 seconds twice and then put the fuse back in to get it to start up, and it started right up.
I think my oil shouldnt need to be changed , do you ?
I am sure I may have been able to get it to start if i kept trying to crank it without removing the fuse, but wouldnt that be flooding it worse since youre cranking it more putting more fuel in there before it starts ?
I have only about 200 miles on my oil, I actually dont use the stock pcv valve I use an inline fuel filter connected to the oilfiller tube that has vacuum on the other side to pull all the gas/condensation etc out of there.
Youd be suprised how much gunk is in there right now after I flooded it twice since the oilchange , I'm pretty sure thats where alot of that gas that flooded the engine will go. I think I need to replace it with a new one soon, its getting pretty nasty looking inside and pretty full.