kohler 16 hp scotts riding mower

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Old 09-03-08, 07:17 PM
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kohler 16 hp scotts riding mower

[my mower is 8 years old and runs fine. today i started it and it started smoking thick white smoke [like when a car starts burning antifreeze from a leaking head gasket] and then the mower loses power and dies out. I tried to use it three more times and the same thing happened. after letting it sit for five minutes it ran pretty well with minimal smoke. Is it a leaking head gasket that seals up when engine heats up and expands? I'm guessing its oil that is burning but the color is throwing me! Thanks for any help! Sambones
 
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Old 09-03-08, 07:25 PM
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Is the oil overfull? Does the oil smell like gas?
 
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Old 09-04-08, 05:13 PM
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No the oil smells like oil and the oil was low if anything.
 
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Old 09-04-08, 11:04 PM
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Could possibly be a blown head gasket, but it's a rare occurrence on that engine. (I'm assuming it's a CV16S?)

It ran fine after that, and is continuing to run fine now?
 
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