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I have a 1987 craftsman riding 17 horse mower. I

I have a 1987 craftsman riding 17 horse mower. I have changed the spark plug, but it still have heavy blue smoke when I mow. I have alwasy changed the oil etc. This is the first problem.

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Smoke is fine as long as you keep adding oil!!! Rings are worn,,,

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Sounds like the rings are worn and letting oil escape past them into the cylinder head. After all, it's been in service a long time. There are several options, including a rebuild with boring out the cylinder and put oversize rings in, buying a new engine and replacing the old one, or just buying a new mower.

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