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LX255 leaks oil from front of engine & smokes

Started after oil change

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SOURCE: audi engine oil leak?

Sounds like a leaking valve cover gasket. The parts are around $50 to do both cylinder heads from www.ecstuning.com. It's not a major issue, but it may be a sore point to a potential buyer.

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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Check the color of the oil if it looks like a chocolate shake you have a blown head gasket

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SOURCE: Craftsman mower with 26hp kohler smokes while cutting.

it sound like you put to much oil in it.if not check vent valve

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SOURCE: Riding mower engine loud and smoking.

take it to a reputable shop and have them check it over - courage engines had a problem when they first came out - the bolts in the cover plate were not torqued properly and when they come loose, the torque of the engine turning will crack the block - this should be a warranty condition if the block is cracked - just make sure the shop is a kohler warranty station

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SOURCE: newly overhauled toyota corolla 2e engine emits black smoke

I have toyota corona 3s engine it smokes black and fuel consuption is high we have changed the engine oil and cylinderhead gassecate but still black smoke is comming what should i do

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