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White Smoke Too!!! HELP!!!


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04-30-06, 07:44 PM   #1  
White Smoke Too!!! HELP!!!

I have had my LT 1000 17.5HP tractor (Briggs & Stratton Engine) for 3 seasons - today I continued my spring clean up mulching leaves (I have ALOT of trees on 3/4 acre). As I was making my way thru a pile of leaves, the engine started to hesitate and slow. I stoped, turned off tractor and saw some white smoke coming from front exhaust. Let it sit a few minutes and checked oil - which appeared to be low. I filled the oil, turned on tractor and within seconds - it backfired - quick flame shot out of front and alot of smoke! When the engine cooled, I noticed alot of oil on the front lower frame. Let it sit for a while, turned it on again and ALOT of white smoke continued to pour out of the front exhaust. I think I overfilled the oil - however the engine still starts right up. Did I blow the L head gastket or something serious like that??? Would this be something I can fix??? OR does it sound like I can simply drain the oil and start over. I shut the tractor off right away, for the day and back in my shed it went. I didn't check to see if the smoke stopped, the smoke and smell of oil was not winning me any points with my neighbors!

Any help is appreciated!!!

 
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04-30-06, 08:48 PM   #2  
Kinda sounds like the head gasket blew. Is it a over head valve engine? (which I'm pretty sure it is) Make sure the cover stamped OHV isn't leaking. Is it a single or twin cylinder?

 
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05-01-06, 12:16 AM   #3  
Smell the oil. Does it smell like gas? Could be that the carb has leaked gas into the crankcase, which would cause your problem. If not, it does sound a bit like a blown head gasket.


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05-01-06, 04:45 AM   #4  
White Smoke Too!!! HELP!!!

Posted By: cheese Smell the oil. Does it smell like gas? Could be that the carb has leaked gas into the crankcase, which would cause your problem. If not, it does sound a bit like a blown head gasket.
Is a head Gasket hard to fix?? I've done some work on this tractor (replaced one of the the front Mandral assemblies), but no engine work.

Tractor Info;
Craftsman LT 1000 (2003) Model # 917 272670
B&S 17.5 HP engine (OHV) YBSXS5012 VP 274826

Any advice??


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05-02-06, 02:03 AM   #5  
Not hard at all. Got a torque wrench and manual? Just a handful of bolts, a scraper and a gasket and you're done.


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