So, I have a question regarding my engine smoking on my JD 185. I have spent a lot of time bringing it back from the dead. The latest issue was discovering that the governor was completely destroyed in the case. I cleaned everything out, installed a new governor, seal and gasket and got her running. I FINALLY had her out of the garage under her own power for the first time.
I have gone through and cleaned out the carb, which was almost spotless to begin with. The engine however stills seems to be running a little fast. The bigger concern I have is it is smoking quite a bit and seems to be excessively loud. When started it will fill the garage with white/gray smoke and then back off a little. Even after it has been running for 5-10 minutes it seems to continually smoke a lot. When I had the case open to replace the governor i took a quick look at the cylinder walls and did not see any scouring. After doing a little research it sounds like the head gasket could be the cause of my problems. Would a blown head gasket contribute to the noise level? Any other suggestions as to what could be the problem?
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.