Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 03-11-2003, 03:18 PM
paponte's Avatar
paponte paponte is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Islandia, N.Y.
Posts: 2,366
Hmmm... Smokes = burns oil = bad compression?? My International used to smoke, we call it blow by. It's sitting on the side of my shop waiting for a new motor.
__________________
P. Aponte Landscape & Design, Inc.
When Quality Counts, You Can Count On Us...

<=====<<<< Success is getting what you want and happiness is wanting what you get.>>>>=====>
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-11-2003, 04:00 PM
HarryD's Avatar
HarryD HarryD is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,069
well for $500 bucks who care if it smokes a bit
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-11-2003, 10:26 PM
Swampbeast Swampbeast is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 463
Try replacing your piston O-rings. My sisters car smoked, we replaced the piston rings and it ran perfect. Might try that. And your right, for $500, who cares if it smokes a bit? Sink $2000 into repairs and you still got a heck of a deal.

__________________
My Motto: "Excretus Occurus"
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-12-2003, 12:58 PM
stslawncare stslawncare is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: DE
Posts: 1,474
i would care less that it smoked if it werent for the fact that i have to take it to get tagged and inspected and all that good stuff. i do agree that even if i invest $2000 into it to get it perfect its not a bad buy at all. any more suggestions to fixing the smoke problem besides the piston rings?
__________________
Scottie
STS Lawn Care
Nutra Soils Inc. ( www.nutrasoils.com )
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-12-2003, 04:11 PM
HarryD's Avatar
HarryD HarryD is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 1,069
try one of those new oil additives. not sure they work but its worth a try
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-12-2003, 04:51 PM
Swampbeast Swampbeast is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Houston Texas
Posts: 463
Ask your mechanic before you go dumping additives in there, some are good, some are bad. I put one type of oil additive in my truck, it didnt do diddlysquat, put a different one in, got me more power. So they differ in actual usefulness.
Used to, people could throw a bunch of stuff in the kitchen together, add some alchohol, slap a label on it, and sell it as "Dr. Ficksall's Cure-Everything Potion!" And people would buy it. Nowadays, people are careful about what they put in thier mouths, but not careful what they put in thier engines. Some of those additives are just some idiot threw some junk together and now sells it. So be careful. It could be useless. I am speaking from experience unfortuneatly:blush:

__________________
My Motto: "Excretus Occurus"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:18 AM.

Page generated in 0.07476 seconds with 9 queries