A Puff of Smoke!!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HighGrass, Aug 14, 2004.

  1. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
    Messages: 1,237

    About every 20 lawns or so, when i go to start the my mower, I get one small puff of smoke. I can't quite tell if it's oil or if it's gas. The mower has never done it on the first start up of the day.

    Here's the mower...
    Exmark LazHP 52"
    23 KAW
    Kaw Syn Oil
    255 hours

    I notice I burn about 1/4 quart of oil between changes.

    Should I be worried?
  2. GrassFearsMe

    GrassFearsMe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    all my kawis did that. they seem to load up with oil when you shut them down sometimes.
  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I have a 20 hp kohler that does the same thing with regular 10-30 oil, seems to have gotten better mine has 260 hours. I have a 17 and a 15 kawa and no problems with them
  4. Steven Anderson

    Steven Anderson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    its from loading and bouncing around on the trailer i have a scag wbh that will do that plus make sure to never over fill oil

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