oil leaking from engine

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Keegan, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Keegan

    Keegan LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
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    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.
     
  2. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Need more info. How old is the mower? Compression test? Overfilled oil? Is the rest of the mower in good shape?
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  3. Keegan

    Keegan LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 606

    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.
     
  4. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    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?
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  5. Keegan

    Keegan LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 606

    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.
     
  6. Patriot Services

    Patriot Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    Pull the valve cover and see if the drainback is plugged. After that a compression test will tell more.
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