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I have a Briggs stratton 14 hp ohv I/c quiet model 287707. I had a guy change the oil & he put 10W30 synthetic oil in it. Now it smokes white smoke really bad. I think he put the wrong oil in

I have a ranch kind ridable tractor mower with a Briggs stratton 14 hp ohv I/c quiet model 287707. The father retired who helped me with my mower/tractor each year. this year his son did the oil change and he put 10W30 Synthetic oil in it. It is now smoking white smoke really bad. the Compression test - 100 psi, is good. The leak down test is 100 in 90 hold and good. but it still smokes. I think he put in the wrong oil. Can you help me on what oil should be used? I was told 30W oil. I also saw on line 5W30 Synthetic oil...

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There is a very real difference between 30W and 10W30 oil. Whether it's synthetic or not probably doesn't matter. If you have the literature that came with the mower, it will tell you the recommended engine oil.
If they put in the wrong oil, they should make it right. You shouldn't have to pay twice for an oil change. It could be burning oil, since 10W30 is a lower viscosity than 30W. I would have them change it again, and see if it stops smoking.

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check to see if the oil smells like gas the needle valves go bad in the carb and gas over flows into the crank case also the head gaskets go bad and **** the oil from the crank case

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