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My Tractor Is Smoking

If your tractor is smoking, it could be a sign of a problem.

Here are some possible causes:

White Smoke: White smoke is generally most noticeable at diesel startup, particularly when it's cold.

It can also be caused by burning oil, which can be due to overfilling the crankcase with oil, incorrect oil grades, operating the engine at a greater than 15 degree angle, an inoperative crankcase breather, a crankcase air leak, a blown head gasket, or worn cylinder and/or rings.

White smoke always means unburned fuel, and the compression doesn't get the fuel hot enough to burn completely when the engine is cold.

If a lawn tractor is stopped on a hill, it may start smoking due to oil burning.

Blue Smoke: Blue smoke coming from your engine usually indicates burning oil, which can be caused by worn cylinder and/or rings, exceeding the engine’s oil capacity shown on dipstick, or damages to the cylinder/piston rings.

If your tractor is smoking, it is recommended to diagnose and fix the problem as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

If you need any further help or have any questions about service, tractors, implements, or anything else equipment-related, please contact your dealer, local mechanic, or call us at 602-734-9944. Please ask about our current new and used tractor supply.

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