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    2017 Z915E engine

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    My Z915E periodically blows out a plume of blue smoke

    Its done it about 4-5 times in the year I've owned it. Its always after I've ran the mower for a while, turned it off for dinner then come back out to finish. Rings never seated? I'm hoping its still under warranty....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith3001 View Post
    Hey guys

    My Z915E periodically blows out a plume of blue smoke

    Its done it about 4-5 times in the year I've owned it. Its always after I've ran the mower for a while, turned it off for dinner then come back out to finish. Rings never seated? I'm hoping its still under warranty....
    Normal.

    The Kohler has a reputation for doing that. Itís not harmful and doesnít do it every time. Mine did it from day one. Dealers and other power equipment manufacturers know this is more of a characteristic of these engines than a real issue.

    Keep an eye on the oil level. Itís normal for any air cooled engine to use some oil. If it gets excessive or blows smoke all the time or on every start, then Iíd start talking to the dealer.

    If it stays the same, smile, pull up on the PTO knob and push the sticks forward!
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    Mine does the same thing, especially until it is warmed up and under a load.
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    My Kawasaki on the Z950R and X585 also do it. It doesn't take much oil to make a bunch of smoke.
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    Or Z915B will also do it occasionally. The smoke stinks also.
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    It's doing a good thing. It's help keeping the "skeeters" away. My 2013 Z710A with 23 hp Kohler has done that from day one. It doesn't do the smoking bit" all the time...start ups. I don't think it is oil..,. it's unburned gas left in the cylinder heads at shutdown. I never have had to
    add oil between changes.
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