Kohler 25 Blows Smoke

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by L.A.Lawns, May 20, 2007.

  1. L.A.Lawns

    L.A.Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    I Have A Dixie Chopper With A 25 Kohler .208 Hrs.at 160 Hrs It Started To Sound Like It Had A Leak By The Muffler.come To Find Out It Was A Head Gasket.at 180 Hrs It Started Blowing Blueish White Smoke And Useing Oil.brought It In At 200 Hrs Turns Out It Was Another Head Gasket .get Home Put Another 3 Hrs On It And It Smokes Again . Anyone Else Had These Problems Or Maybe An Idea As To What Is Really Wrong . Thanks.
  2. TGM

    TGM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 931

    is the head warped or cracked? how are the valves seating (any gunk, damage)?
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    Sounds like you mite need to find a shop that can repair your unit properly the first time.

    I stopped counting the number of head gaskets I've replaced and not one has came back blown.
  4. L.A.Lawns

    L.A.Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Sorry I Don't Know Much About The Heads .it Just Broke And I Brought It In .
  5. brianpti

    brianpti LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I was putting new head gasket on my kohler 25hp last nite, ready to tork bolts n one is stripped. one with the alignment insert grrrrr. u think thread restore kit stuff will be strong enough to fix?

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