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Oil out of the fourth exhaust port

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08-21-2002 21:22:37

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I just repainted my 52 WD and was hooking up the loader when it started to sputter out white/blue smoke for about 5 seconds, then ran as always. I noticed oil dripping out of the fourth exhaust port. I pulled the #4 plug and it was fouled. Replaced it and now the tractor runs fine. Is there any internal damage? Thank You for any information.

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08-23-2002 14:20:14

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 Re: oil out of the fourth exhaust port in reply to MB NE NE, 08-21-2002 21:22:37  

You might have a worn exhaust guide in #4. Sounds like oil has been traveling down the guide and "splashing" the plug. It might be okay when she's working, cause' the RPM's are up, but when she idles for a short period of time, she looses oil control and fouls the plug after a while. Excess oil gets pushed out the exhaust manifold, and that could be what you see dripping out between the head & manifold. I would think if it was a ring problem, she would be pushing some serious blue smoke out the stack and running lousy. You not only loose oil control, but you would also loose compression which would greatly have an adverse affect on engine performance.... Steve B.

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08-22-2002 16:07:37

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 Re: oil out of the fourth exhaust port in reply to MB NE NE, 08-21-2002 21:22:37  
Ring problems on #4 sounds like a real possibility.

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08-22-2002 18:58:56

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 Re: Re: oil out of the fourth exhaust port in reply to JMS/MN, 08-22-2002 16:07:37  
If it were the rings why would it stop dripping oil out of the port though.

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