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05-18-03, 09:42 AM   #1  
Briggs & Stratton OHV Intek white smoke

Two years ago, I bought my Yard-Man with the B&S OHV Intek. Last year, my wife put two-cycle gas in the tank and then wondered why it didn't run right. Ever since then, it smokes white and is harder to start. I know something is damaged, but I was wondering if anybody else has run into this kind of dilema. Burnt valve? Blown rings? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 
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05-18-03, 12:07 PM   #2  
Fisher
Your wife is innocent!

It may just be gas in the oil, causing an over-full condition, or
just over full on oil, or a leaking head gasket.
There are many other problems that one SHOULD blame
on a spouse.
Fish

 
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05-18-03, 01:39 PM   #3  
The oil and the gas have been drained and changed since then. All levels are good.

 
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05-18-03, 01:40 PM   #4  
By the way, thanks for being judgemental.

 
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05-18-03, 09:30 PM   #5  
Hello jclaar!

Welcome to the small engines forum!

Fish is a regular here, and his reply, I'm sure, was innocent humor as many are.

Other than the suggested things, a head gasket could be blown, a PCV valve could be bad, or the rings could be worn. Blown head gaskets do occurr often enough to consider this to be a good chance of causing your problem. Check the easy stuff first though.

Let us know how it goes!


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05-19-03, 05:02 AM   #6  
Thanks for the welcome! It just annoys me that the thing was less than a year old and it ran like dog-doo. The reason I spent almost $400 on a walk-behind is because I was tired of dealing with mowers that didn't run right and took 25 pulls to start. I'm going to look at it this weekend, but I'm expecting the worst.

 
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