How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Curtis B. Your Own Question
Curtis B.
Curtis B., Technician
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Satisfied Customers: 25686
Experience:  Technican turned service manager on multiple lines of equipment and rental equipment.
Type Your Agriculture and Farm Equipment Question Here...
Curtis B. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

John deere LX266. Runs fine at start, once warm motor bogs

Customer Question

john deere LX266. Runs fine at start, once warm motor bogs down, almost dies. Black and blue smoke coming out of exhaust. Front tire gets wet each time.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Agriculture and Farm Equipment
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.
No gas in the oil? Choke flap in carburetor not staying closed? Then I think you have a blown head gasket,causing oil to be sucked into the cylinder.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Did find gas in the oil, alot. I trained the oil and added fresh. Replaced the oil filter as well. Pulled the carb and cleaned it. Put back together and it ran great for about 20 minutes then when bog down a little. After about another 20 minutes it was all I could do to get back into the garage.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.
If the carburetor float is ok, not sinking from gas in the float, I suspect head gasket.