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Kohler 13hp Oil buring

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by reconthree, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. reconthree

    reconthree LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    I have a Kohler Command 13 hp. I check the oil every day and have noticed that it is low about every day or two. The engine smokes at startup and seems to have a loss of power while running. I noticed tonight as I went to run the lines dry of gas that the muffler was smoking right off the bat. What would cause this to happen.

    Just changed the oil
    New air filter.
  2. A.D Services

    A.D Services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 224

    it is probably old and shot and the oil passes right through the rings did it burn before you changed the oil? if not then when you out the new oil in it became has more viscocity than the old oil. i think the solution to this problem is a over-sized piston rings or i think these motors are cheap enough you could get the same design motor but as a 17hp.
  3. Jim@MilkyWay

    Jim@MilkyWay LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 472

    That is exactly what I was going to say?/ask!

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