Kohler 26 hp smoking

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by r6wild, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. r6wild

    r6wild LawnSite Member
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    Engine has 478 hours on it and while mowing it blows a puff of blue smoke about every minute or two. It also blows a little when I idle it down.I am a do it yourself maitenance person so any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would recommend a leakdown test to check for a blown head gasket between the cylinder and the oil return port. It could leak there and not show a performance loss.
     
  3. r6wild

    r6wild LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the input I will find a Kohler mech. in my area.
     
  4. r6wild

    r6wild LawnSite Member
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    Update Restrorob pulled head off today sure enough the head gasket was gone thank for the help.
     
  5. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nadda Problemo
    See Ya
     

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