I was afraid of this....

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by ToroLandscaper, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    I was on my mower (52" Toro Zmaster 27Hp Kohler) and it started to sputter and smoke would come out (not much but a little) there wasnt a loss of power that i could tell...when i engaged the blades it got a little worse...What could this be its only got 129 hours on it..i was thinking maybe spark plug but idk the oil has always been checked and never ran dry and i dont believe it has ever been over filled (actually im almost possitive it hasnt)....what could this be I WAS AFRIAD SOMETHIN WOULD GO WRONG AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON!!!

    Any input/advice anything would be fantastic

    Tommorow i am going and getting to spark plugs to see if that may help
     
  2. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Posts: 2,231

    Is it possible that your air filter is obstructed with grass and dirt? Check your air filter and oil level. If your oil level is OK the most obvious at first thought would be a plugged air filter impeding proper air flow, essentially running with the choke on or partially on. What is the color of the smoke you're emitting?

    Dutch
     
  3. ToroLandscaper

    ToroLandscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,177

    The smoke was black
     
  4. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Posts: 2,231

    Black smoke is indicative of overfueling. Check your air filter. It would seem that using too much fuel(choking). You also may want check the choke butterfly to make sure that it is open and not partially closed.

    Dutch
     

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