Problem with john deere tractor

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by deere615, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have a John deere GT225 with a 16hp kohler. Its been a great tractor so far, but lately when I start it up it smokes white for about a minute. Its also been making a slight tapping sound. I check the oil all the time and its been clean, but last weekend it was low on oil. do you think it is burning oil due to bad rings in the piston or something else? How much do you think it will cost to repair?
  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How many hours on it? what is the model number of the engine? What weight of oil you running?
  3. deere615

    deere615 LawnSite Fanatic
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    there is just a little over 200 hours, and I use 10W-30 - the recommended oil for summer time use, I do not use it in the winter. Have to get back to you on the engine number.

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