Oil or grease? If it is oil your machine is probably leaking through the crank seal, which I can not remember ever hearing of a seal leaking on that motor. Keep in mind they grease the recoil and the starter bendix and if you get water inside the recoil housing they will mix and make your rope seem like it is full of oil. I would pull the recoil of and inspect everything.
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