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my 8hp (190707) smokes blue/white smoke when go from slow to fast and when i hit bumps, could this be a head gasket or somthin else,, thanks
 

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check what tommy says first, drain some out and check the manufacturers recommended type of oil and how much should be in there... then check the gas/air mixture on the carb.
 

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well i had to much oil in before i changed it, so all i did was change the oil and its the proper amount, but the needle in the bowl (adjustment)had a grove from the tip upwards to the thread part , and so does where it seats, could this be the problem
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I do believe if it were a carb problem you would be seeing a lot of black smoke and not the blue/white smoke. That said if you have a needle and seat with a groove in them I would recommend you change them while you are working on this engine.
 

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i do believe that the needle and seat kit comes with the carb kit so i will be puttin a new one in or if it dosen't i will be puttin one in, could the needle and seat be the blue smoke problem, because its not goin down on oil,, thanks
 

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make sure there is one in the kit! some dont include certain things at certain prices, or just buy the item separately n stuff
 

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alright got the carb kit in but i still dont have a new head gasket, would a bad head gasket make it smoke under really heavy load????,, thanks
 

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alright then,, i only have the engine in because i got my 12hp i/c out putting a new set of rings in it, thanks
 

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well good luck =-) and forgot to add in my b4 post, check the head gasket, if its not torn up or melted to the head/cylinder its usuably, wipe off ALL dirt and grime, if its on top / bottom of gaskets it could cause uneven head top when screwing on, resulting in losing compression
 

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i guess i'll put a head gasket on it because when i removed the head a week or so ago (that was when i broke the head bolt off), so im just gonna buy a head gasket and a helicoil insert so its alback together properly and finish rebuilding my 12hp i/c :thumbsup: ,, thanks
 
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