Strikemaster Ice Auger Problem
I had some different problems with my auger last year. I ended up driving to the Strikemaster warehouse and having my problem fixed on the spot.
While I was there however, they noticed the same problem of a build-up of leaking gas and oil accumulating on the lower part of the exhaust. They said they have been telling all their customers to switch to a 50:1 mix ratio on the fuel and that should help the problem. I would NEVER have hear or done this if I hadn't had a problem with the bit on the auger.
May want to call and talk with Strikemaster themselves and see what they tell you.
BTY this was with the old Teschume (spelling) engine before the switched to the Solo engines this year.
Hope this helps. Muppert