17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model

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Too much oil or fuel

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Blue or white smoke coming from your engine usually indicates burning oil, which can be caused by: Overfilling the crankcase with oil. Incorrect oil grades. Operating engine at greater than a 15 degree angle.
White smoke always means unburned fuel. The compression doesn`t get the fuel hot enough to burn completely when the engine is cold.
White Smoke

In extreme cases, you will need to replace your head gasket. At the first sign of white smoke you can try head gasket repair treatment to seal the leak before you do serious damage to your engine.

The more serious cause of white smoke is engine coolant leaking into the cylinders. That can be caused by a cracked or porous cylinder head or engine block, a leaking intake manifold coolant transfer port or warped intake manifold, or a failing head gasket.
Diesel Engines Blowing White Smoke from Exhaust

Water entering combustion spaces will also create white smoke. Faulty head gaskets and cracked cylinder heads or blocks are a common cause of water entry, and are often to blame. Unfortunately, expensive mechanical repair is the only proper solution here.

White exhaust smoke

If your exhaust smoke is white, this is a reason for concern in a diesel engine vehicle. White exhaust smoke means fuel is not burning properly.

If you`ve noticed your lawn mower smoking and leaking oil, it`s most likely due to a dirty air filter. The air filter in an engine keeps debris and dirt out of it, while the grass and dust accumulate over time. When the air filters are clogged, oil can leak into the engine and out of the exhaust system.

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How do i install a mulching plug on my craftsman lawn tractor?
ANSWER : It covers the hole on the deck

White smoke lots of it coming out of exhaust – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : Too much oil or fuel

I have problem with pulles an my craftsman 17 hp 42in
ANSWER : YOU MUST USE SEARS BELTS ! THERE A ODD SIZE

Need mower deck belt size – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : Www.searspartsdirect.com

Craftsman riding mower lt-1000 leaks gas – Craftsman 17.5 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : Need to fix that. it may be a fire hazard.

Enigine smokes after 15 minutes use, blue smoke
ANSWER : The piston rings are probably worn in the motor.

Can’t get front wheel back on lawn tractor
ANSWER : Grease your shaft and make sure you have no dirt on it, even dust can hinder getting it on right.

Lawn tractor is smoking – Craftsman 20 hp 42 in. Deck Lawn Tractor – CA Model
ANSWER : Make sure that it is at least 18 years old. Then look at the valve cover gaskets. The gaskets frequently leak and the oil drips onto the exhaust pipe. They will be near the spark plugs, have two small bolts holding them on.