Question about Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower

1 Answer

Oil is leaking from the muffler and white smoke is coming out.

There is oil in the muffler.

I tried to reseat the muffler and tighten the bolts, but oil still leaks out. There is quite a bit of white smoke.
Is this a parts replacement issue, or something more severe?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 130 Answers

This is more severe.if you are not a small engine person 3 things get a book on mower or take to shop or get a new mower.
not trying to be funny but if you dont know its going to be hard for you to fix the valve guides are bad need to replace will take speical tools to fix.sorry

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

  • fr23487 Jul 22, 2009

    this is more severe.if you are not a small engine person 3 things get a book on mower or take to shop or get a new mower.

    not trying to be funny but if you dont know its going to be hard for you to fix the valve guides are bad need to replace will take speical tools to fix.sorry

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

My 1985 nissan maxima keeps low oil pressure,I constantly have to fill it with up to qts. of oil,any solutions


Place a clean flattened cardboard under your car and see if it's leaking out. If it's not dripping oil, check your radiator for the presence of oil using a dye test kit available at NAPA. If there is a leak coming from under your car, try to determine from where it's dripping. Most common is an oil filter that hasn't been tightened properly or leaking oil sump bolt. A 1/4 turn on the oil filter should stop the leak, if its the sump... a new screw washer for the sump bolt will usually cure that. Check around the sump mounting bolts, if a fresh leak is evident, you will need a new sump gasket, don't try to tighten the existing bolts as it make leak worse! Tighten to torque specs. Otherwise, you are burning it up... exhaust smoke should be dark instead of light gray. White smoke indicates a blown head gasket and the oil is getting into the engine.

Mar 12, 2015 | 1985 Nissan Maxima

1 Answer

I added to much oil it leaked out of the carb now when I strat it up it smokes white smoke for a minute then stops and runs fine


If you are concerned, you can remove some of the oil. Place a pan under the mower and loosen the oil pan bolt but do not remove it completely. Drain a few ounces of oil out and then tighten it up. Be sure to take the wire off the spark plug before you do this. The lower oil level should stop the smoking.

May 18, 2014 | Mantis 4-Cycle Tiller

1 Answer

Leaking oil around muffler and valve cover


Did change valve cover gasket? I blow mine with each time I use it. Then every month soap and water. When engine is cold.

Mar 21, 2014 | John Deere Seat For F710 F725 F735 Riding...

1 Answer

My mazda muffler each so smoke like a fog.


IF LOT WHITE SMOKE KEEP COMING OUT OF EXHAUST PIPES YOU HAVE LEAKING HEAD GASKET.CHECK ENGINE OIL.LOOK AT DIP STICK.IF OIL LOOKS LIKE MILK SHAKE ON DIP STICK ANTIFREEZE LEAKING INTO OIL CRANK CASE.

Aug 24, 2011 | 1994 Mazda 323

1 Answer

I changed the oil and white smoke poured out of the exhaust. Also there was oil spewing all over.


Depending on if you laid the engine over on its' side, there could have been oil in the muffler. It may take some time to "burn" this off. It will also come from the muffler. Given enough time the oil will get hot and smoke off of the muffler. Then it will no longer smoke.
I hope this answers your question.

Apr 03, 2011 | Garden

1 Answer

I have a Toro Zmaster mower The engine is a FH580V KAI19. It was running fine. Parked the mower last night, tried to start it today and oil is coming out of the OHV cover and blowing by through the...


you could have a broken piston ring. check the oil level. if it is ok or low and still smokes or hard to start then you may have to overhaul the engine. let me know what you find.

Mar 13, 2011 | kawasaki Garden

1 Answer

I HAVE A 1995 KAWASAKI KLF300C 4X4 AND IT STARTED TO MAKE A NOISE FROM MOTOR AND WHITE SMOKE COMING OUT MUFFLER AND YOU HAVE TO GIVE IT A LITTLE MORE GAS TO MOVE


White smoke means head gasket is leaking coolant in to combustion chamber. Look at the engine oil for signs of coolant in the oil and oil floating on the top of coolant. You could also do a compression on the motor

Dec 20, 2010 | kawasaki KLX 300 R Motorcycles

4 Answers

White smoke and oil goes frum muffler


THIS IS NORMAL IF IN COLD WEATHER BUT IF YOU HAVE WHITE ALL THE TIME YOU MAY HAVE A COOLANT LEAK WITHIN THE ENGINE.THE WAY TO TELL IS TO TAKE THE RADIATOR CAP OFF,BUT MAKE SURE THE ENGINE IS COOL,AND CRANK IT UP,IF WATER STARTS PUSHING OUT THEN ITS A HEAD OR GASKET PROBLUM WITH THE MOTOR

Aug 20, 2009 | 2004 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer

Muffler blowing white smoke


take it back the engine has a blown head gasket or cracked head all cost over 1200 to fix

Mar 15, 2009 | 1997 Dodge Caravan

Not finding what you are looking for?
Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower Logo

1,293 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Troy Garden Experts

Matt Olenzek
Matt Olenzek

Level 2 Expert

293 Answers

Mike Squire

Level 2 Expert

391 Answers

Tim Whalen

Level 3 Expert

3072 Answers

Are you a Troy Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...