Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-26-2012, 08:28 PM
Keegan's Avatar
Keegan Keegan is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 562
oil leaking from engine

I just had oil leaking from behind the exhaust with white smoke. I'm assuming oil is getting by the piston. Is it worth fixing? This is a 21" Toro.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-26-2012, 08:31 PM
Patriot Services's Avatar
Patriot Services Patriot Services is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 8,353
Need more info. How old is the mower? Compression test? Overfilled oil? Is the rest of the mower in good shape?
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-26-2012, 08:49 PM
Keegan's Avatar
Keegan Keegan is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 562
it's about 2 yrs old. have not done a compression test. the rest of the mower is in fine condition. I only use it on 3 small jobs a week.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-26-2012, 08:54 PM
Patriot Services's Avatar
Patriot Services Patriot Services is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 8,353
Sounds odd that its wore out unless it was run low on oil. Usually they don't start smoking out the clear blue, its a progressive thing. What engine do you have?
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-26-2012, 09:04 PM
Keegan's Avatar
Keegan Keegan is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 562
I know. It's not low on oil. I checked it today. It's still pretty clean from when I changed it in the beginning of the season. I believe it's a Briggs.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-26-2012, 09:23 PM
Patriot Services's Avatar
Patriot Services Patriot Services is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 8,353
Pull the valve cover and see if the drainback is plugged. After that a compression test will tell more.
Posted via Mobile Device
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 06:44 PM.

Page generated in 0.06219 seconds with 7 queries