17 HP Vanguard 312777 is dead
Need your expertise:
Tractor Toro HXL 17-44H, 9 yrs old
Engine: Vanguard, 1 cylinder, Model 312777, Type 0128-E1, Code 00330ZE
A lot of white smoke from exhaust especially when I engage the blade / cutting, lost of power, oil spraying from air filter intake, oil black.
Same problem when I ran the engine without air filter. Oil level is correct.
Most likely, what is broken? Piston, cylinder, head gasket? Is it worth it to rebuild, buy short-block?
Other than this engine problem, the tractor is in near perfect condition.
I would appreciate if you can share your experience / knowledge. Thank you.