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Intek 190, Smokes, Fouls plug

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

  1. griffin16

    griffin16 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 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
    Messages: 1,879

    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
    Messages: 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
    Messages: 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.

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