lawn tractor engine smokes/burning oil

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Old 04-06-08, 07:18 PM
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lawn tractor engine smokes/burning oil

I have craftsman lawn tractor model 28n707 type 0171 01 42" deck 15.5 hp it is leaking oil from the exhaust. In beteen cuttings and when I do start it smokes heavy to lite gray color can anyone help with this problem thanks
 
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Old 04-06-08, 10:04 PM
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How is the oil? Too full? Smell like gas? Does it smoke heavily at idle? Did this begin to happen over a long period of time, gradually becoming worse...or did it happen over a relatively short amount of time? If it was over a short amount of time, the oil level and condition are ok, I would suggest a blown head gasket. If the oil is thin and smells like gas, then the carb needs repair.
 
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Old 04-07-08, 05:49 PM
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Thanks for the reply.I'm losing oil on the dip stick and it smells like gas and oil that leaks thru the exhaust and its a heavy leak its been doing this for about the past 5 years getting bad to worst just last year it was bad it smokes heavy when I first start it then it it clears a little bit then puffs smoke twice every good 30 seconds is thier a repare manuall I can get
 
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Old 04-07-08, 11:11 PM
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The carburetor just needs to be cleaned and the needle needs to be replaced. Then drain the gassy oil out of it, refill with SAE 30, and you should be set.
 
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Old 04-08-08, 02:05 AM
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I can provide you with the rebuild kit part number if you post back with the following: Code number of the engine; And, whether the carburetor is a Niki (two screws holding the bowl on) or a Walbro (single center bolt holding the bowl on).
 
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thanks alot I thought it was going to be a pain in the rear end.it a single bolt thru the bowl and the code is 95120224a thanks agian so much
 
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Old 04-09-08, 06:05 PM
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Briggs rebuild kit is part number 498116. And, be sure to drain and refill the oil as Cheese indicated after you service the carb and before you run it again.
 
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