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Have a toroZ5035 mower 90 turn) with kawasaki engine. **** smoke appears on start up, but goes away when warmed up. choke must be kept on at least halfway or motor dies. changed plugs and cleaned air filter. it was a little high on the oil dipstick, but that was resolved. cant find any carb adjustments.

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**** smoke sounds bad, If what you meant was white smoke then I know what is going on with the mower. The white smoke is from the extra oil in the cylinder head. There are tow causes for this. #1 the engine rings are worn and will not prevent the oil from running into the combustion chamber as the engine sits. #2 the carburetor is leaking fuel into the oil and thinning it out. This thin oil bypasses the rings easier and drives the oil level up too. I would recommend a carburetor rebuild. You can get parts from a local dealer like www.arcolawn,com Good luck have a toroZ5035 mower 90 - barterjoe_64.png

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