Re: 17hp intek engine?
I'm going to get a head gasket soon,,they have it in stock.
The very nice older man that sold me this tractor,,told me it started smoking and just got worse over time. And he said he took it to a repair shop and they told him it needed to be rebuilt!!!Or a new engine. He also said,,they did not even look at it,,or start it. Yep,,,He had it with him,,and they did not even look at it.
The engine was completely full when I received it,,mostly gas!! I have never seen a engine with this much fluid in it.I'm guessing 4 quarts.(all the way up the dipstick)
It makes sense to me that the carb started leaking first,,filling the oil chamber,,(causing some smoke)then it was so full,,and running,,, it blew the head gasket! (causing more smoke)
PO was lucky this thing didn't blow up like a bomb!!
He told me when I went to buy it,,that he could start it up if I wanted. This is a reason I always insist that we do not start engines with problems.
They want $55 for a carb kit,,,wow!! I will wait til I change head gasket and clean the carb first,,to try solving this issue.
I'm hoping no other serious damage has been done,,But I don't think so,,because it sounds OK running it now.