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I have the 16 horse overhead valve. I see platinum engine on

my rider. It was working...
I have the 16 horse overhead valve. I see platinum engine on my rider. It was working fine and then large plumes of blue/white smoke came pouring out of the exhaust. It kept running but rough. It cleared up but awhile later it happened again. Is ther a crankcase vent that could be clogged? Or?
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y​ou have a crankcase breather which is #8 in the diagram in the following link

http://www.partstree.com/parts/briggs-and-stratton/engines-vertical-engine-with-electric-starter/310707-0137-e1-briggs-stratton-engine-electric-starter/cylinder-sump-breather-gasket-set/

Do you see oil anywhere near the engine? how does the oil smell? Does it smell of fuel?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Engine is a little greasy but don't see any leaks. Oil smells fine, at right level. Older model, just got recently. Ran fine last week. Topped it off with synth oil. Is that bad?

NO, SYNTHETIC OIL IS FINE . I WOULD CHECK THE CRANKCASE BREATHER, AS IF THERE IS NO OIL LEAKING, VALVE COVER SHOULD BE FINE AND SINCE IT WILL PICK BACK UP AND RUN FINE, HEAD GASKET SHOULD BE FINE

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Ok I'll check breather. Will let you know.

NO​T A PROBLEM. KEEP ME POSTED AND WE CAN TROUBLESHOOT FURTHER IF NEEDED

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Puddle of oil in air cleaner assembly. Breather seems clear. Runs fine with breather tube disconnected from air cleaner. Some smoke from breather tube.

sounds like the breather assembly is not working properly as normally if oil is in the air cleaner area it is due to overfill ( which you have stated is not the case), being tipped carb side downwards (which is hard on this machine to do), or the breather assembly.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
If breather was upside down tube wouldn't reach air cleaner. Diaphram in breather moves freely when pushed. Will run compression test when son gets home. Bad valve? Rings? On disability for cancer so have to fix myself, can't afford to take somewhere. Daughter bought it for me 2nd hand. My problem not yours. Thanks very much for the input.

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