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When I start my ride able Ranch King Mower I get white smoke. I just had the oil changed & they did a Compression test - 100 psi and it is good. They did a leak down test 100 in -90 hold and it is

When I start my ride able Ranch King Mower I get white smoke. I just had the oil changed & they did a Compression test - 100 psi and it is good. They did a leak down test 100 in -90 hold and it is good. I think they used the wrong kind of oil in my tractor. They used 10W30 Synthetic oil. I was told they should have used 30W & on the internet I found out they should have used 5W30 Synthetic oil. If he used the wrong oil, would this cause the tractor to smoke white really bad? help ;(

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  • Eugene Rounds Nov 24, 2014

    Hi Linda Millard, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    Will need the complete make model number of the engine to look at its setup so I can give you ideas of what could be going on. The oil type and viscosity is fine.

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I only use 10w30 in my shop, and also have you checked to see if they over filled the crankcase with oil. The dipstick must pe pushed or screwed all the way in to check the oil..

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