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05-22-06, 06:44 PM   #1  
B&s Intek Smokes

I have a b&s intek (ohv) model #121602 0269 E1 010524FA that smokes real bad through the muffler while I am mowing it does not miss out or surge I did a compression test with a gauge73# put a teaspoon of oil it read 120# so I am thinking this is a ring problm not a valve or a head gasket.I have done a valve job on l heads this is my first ohv mower to work on.


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05-22-06, 07:25 PM   #2  
Jerry, I think you're on the right track, but I'll leave that to the mods to say for sure.
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05-22-06, 11:01 PM   #3  
Sounds right to me. Pull the head off and have a look at the cylinder.


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05-23-06, 12:19 PM   #4  
Thanks guys I I afraid to take the head off this is my first time to work on a ohv engine I am not sure how to reset the valves,I have done valve jobs on L heads only.

 
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05-23-06, 02:50 PM   #5  
At most, this engine is only 5 years old and although possible, it is unlikely that the rings are toast already. Have you owned it since new? Have you been good about keeping the oil level in the safe zone on the dipstick? Checking the oil at each use! I'm more inclined to think it is a blown head gasket, just because of the age.

 
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05-24-06, 06:51 AM   #6  
Thanks puey61 this is a customer that brought it to me,he brought me two john deere mowers the one I am talking about now is 121602 0269 E1 010524FA,that showed no oil on the dip stick,the other model #121602 0370 E1031212FA,had a sheared flywheel key which I replaced,it had oil on the dip stickI change the oil in both mowers,but it smokes blue smoke out the muffler as well not as bad,could both have a blown head gasket.

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05-24-06, 07:36 PM   #7  
If it was run with little to no oil like that.... its the rings.

 
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05-25-06, 05:18 AM   #8  
Agreed. Either way, rings or gasket, you'll have to remove the cylinder head. Have a good look at the cylinder condition and if there is excessive side play at the piston, this would indicate ring wear.

 
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05-25-06, 06:55 PM   #9  
Thanks v8driver and pury61,talk to the customer he going to pick up the mowers next tuesday,he doesn't want to put any more money in them.

 
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05-26-06, 09:09 AM   #10  
Man ain't that funny.... spends all that money on them, and doesn't take care of em....., some don't think you have to change and check the oil regularly.... I've heard of some thinking of it like a car engine.... if theres a little on the dipstick, its OK....

well, thats until it seizes up or throws a rod..... because the oil was low like that.... they must be full, or atleast withing the ok range on the dipstick.

 
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