Hi, and thanks in advance for any help, I need it!!!
I have a Huskee lawn tractor that has ran flawless for years and years. Just today I had to jump start it with my car. It started and ran fine. I left it running and filled it with gas, while it was running. I then put it on high throttle and and put it in gear and it began blowing smoke out of the front end and its hard to tell where its coming from. It then quit on high throttle, while blowing smoke. I started it up and drove it around the yard at low throttle and it ran fine,it just kept blowing smoke out of the muffler. Then on high throttle, it quit. I checked the oil level and its fine. The majority of the issues seem to be with the muffler area..... Anyone have any ideas??? I'm really in a jam here.
I really need some help on this issue...... Can't figure it out..... a new plug, ran great, very little smoke..... drove it around the yard for a minute, turned and it smoked like no tomorrow and quit..... Busted ring? Other engine problem? Expensive fix?
Huskee has 6 different engines for that model tractor. 3 are twins,and 3 are singles. One is a flat-head,and all the others are Over-head-valve engines.
I would tend to agree with Bill,if it's an OHV,it's most likely a head gasket.
" I'm busier than a one-legged cat in a sandbox!"
God gives only that which we can handle......."WHAT'S He drivin' that DUMPTRUCK for!!"
"I can't fix what ain't broke...you want I should break it?"
Well, I changed the plug and it fired right back up, smoke and all..... The next day I went to check the compression and I took the plug out and gas poured out...... I checked the compression 115-120lbs of compression. Come to find out there was a breather style tube that connects to the intake of the carburater, well that was plugged and I unplugged it, put everything back together and it seems to run fine, that is after putting in all new oil. It does still smoke a little and its just a little and it be burning it off the inside of the muffler.... I'll mow with it next week and check the oil and see how it acts....
Good thing you changed the oil- otherwise the motor wouldve self destructed ( gas would thin the oil, gall the berings and throw the rod thru the block) - typically since that happened, youll want to clean and or rebuild the carb- gas shouldnt overflow the carb, the float was still open allowing gas to flow. Another good idea is to get a shutoff valve, to prevent that from happening.
Well, I thought I had this issue fixed.... it ran great for about 4 mows....and its back to the smoking and not running.... I took the elbow off the carb again and the little hole was plugged again, that I think allows gas to get into the carb. Well, I started it.... let it run for 1/2 hour and it ran fine..... I gave it full throttle and the smoke started and quit. I think its fouling the plug out..... jesus, anyone got any ideas? Model number of the B&S is 283H070197E1. I guess a new motor is $700.00...
Sorry, I was all wrong with the CC up front..... and gas is in the oil.... in fact its mostly gas now....
For the elbow, this is the plastic part that runs from the the air cleaner to the carb and there is a small (maybe the size of a dime) that runs into this 'elbow'. As for compression, I have good compression 115-120lbs.
You make mention of the carb needle and seat..... Could this be the issue? Would be an east fix for a novice mechanic?
Got it..... I'll call Tractor Supply tomorrow and order it.... I hope this is the issue..... come to think about it, maybe this has been the issue all along?? A simple carb needle could cause this horrible issue?
Bill, I can't thank you enough for the help. I think I am going to call to see about a carb rebuild kit. My father in-law is going to come over and help me with the rebuild. Do you have a link for the B&S IPL? I can't seem to find it for my engine.....