This might be a long post, but I like to give as much info as possible when I ask for help in solving a problem. I bought a used rental splitter about 5 years ago. I have no skills when nit comes to small engines, they have always frustrated me. Even so, I learned to take off the carburetor and redo the gaskets about once a year when it failed to start the first time a few years ago. So far, that has worked like a charm. Last week I did that again and it ran for me a few days since but sputtered a little under a heavy load, I was splitting some good sized rounds. I stopped about noon today and walked the dog and let it sit for awhile. Just went out to cram her up and had a few issues. Can ya help a brother out? lol 1) I couldn't pull the rope and that usually means I got something in the piston like too much fuel. Fuel was leaking from several places underneath, but no, it isn't a split line. 2) I opened the oil filler plug and it poured out and it looked very thin like oil and fuel mixed together. I let it drain until it was at the proper level again and shut off the fuel line valve so it could stop letting all that gas in the system until I can figure out what to do next. 3) The hydraulic tank is full and no problems there. I'm probably gonna pull the carb off again, clean it and redo the gaskets and try to be neater about it. Do you think I got something stuck in the carb somewhere like debris or RTV sealant and that is holding something open in the fuel flow? Or do some of y'all have the magic touch and can tell me a great solution? Thanks in advance, I'm going to stack what I split already and check back later. ETA. The motor is a Honda 270, 8hp I think. The fuel is fresh and non ethanol. I just removed the spark plug (it's good too) and pulled the rope a few times to clear out all the fuel that was in there, way too much.