Toro Proline broke already??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Efields, May 12, 2004.

  1. Efields

    Efields LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I Bought a new toro proline 48" with a 14hp kawasaki engine and with less than 2-4 hrs it is smoking and spitting oil out of the exhaust!! I always followed the book on warm up and operating it. Has anyone had any problems similer to this? I am taking it to the dealer but you know how some dealers are after you buy something..... I hope they will be able to do something with it soon since I got rid of my other walkbehind and this is my only one.. Let me know. thanks Eric:confused:
  2. Efields

    Efields LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Today I took it out to put on the trailer and it ran fine. no smoke or anything. Used it on three lawns and on the fouth I started it up and it began to do the same??? Damm Mower!!!
  3. twins_lawn_care

    twins_lawn_care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    I didn't know Toro made a 4-mix also :jester:

    Hopefully the dealer will step up for you. Wish you the best of luck with it.

    Bobby, quit beating around the bush and just say what you mean :D
  4. all degree

    all degree LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 344

    Are you sure that you are not choking it. Try pulling back the throttle a little. Sometimes if the adjustment is not tight it will vibrate into the choke position
  5. Efields

    Efields LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    No... I'm not choking it. The dealer said if it's black it's fuel. If it's blue... it's oil.... Mine is blue. You can watch oil specks come out onto the deck. I took it to the dealer and my new home is closer to another dealer. I had to show my receipt to them for the waranty and when they seen me and my buddy spent $37,000, it did not go over to well... I'm sure I'll have it back say.... november??;)
  6. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Messages: 874

    Blue? I thought blue was fuel. Always thought oil was white.
  7. Efields

    Efields LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    blue/white?? I was always bad in school with colors. It's definetly oil. I can smell it and see it.
  8. mkwl

    mkwl LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,700

    If it is spitting out white smoke, there is too much oil. Try adjusting the carb.

    I love my Bob-Cat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    I hope the 37,000 was not just for the mower.

    FULTRTL LawnSite Member
    from 70526
    Messages: 28

    Nope Black is fuel to rich, light blue is oil and white is usually water in the cylider

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