1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community on the Franchising Forum.

    Dismiss Notice

Intek 190, Smokes, Fouls plug

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by griffin16, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. griffin16

    griffin16 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    I picked up a bluebird lawn comber c-18 From a hardware store late last year. It was a former rental, and I didn't get a chance to run it until the weather broke here in the north east. I changed the oil, air filter, fresh gas, new plug. The motor smokes (white ) real bad and the plug will foul after about 15 minutes. any Ideas, Should I be ordering a new motor from northern tool ??
  2. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,743

    Is the choke stuck on ? or the carb butterfly stuck in a position ?? maybe a air leak making it do that?
  3. General Grounds

    General Grounds LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 902

    :blob3: sounds like you have a piston ring problem. being that you can get a replacement engine for like $300 i would just replace the motor, alot less headaches. tony
  4. griffin16

    griffin16 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 111

    Thanks Tony,

    I was thinking in that direction, Northern Tool has the motor for about $230.00. So when it gets slow I will replace it.

Share This Page