Im “working” on a mower that has a bad starter solenoid. As my usual inspections to check for fuel, air, oil, etc. I noticed the dip stick to be covered in gas and not one spec of brown or black oil.
Popped open the oil drain tube and oh my god! The whole crankcase is full of gas!
I put some used oil I had and flushed the engine and refilled it again and let it run. Nothing but a cloud of smoke covering the whole backyard and oil spitting out the exhaust.
I bought the mower off the owner for $40 :) I never had a zero turn and I bet its the rings are gone. Plus this is the worst running engine I ever encountered so I challenge myself to fix it.