Huge Blue Smoke Cloud from my Kohler CV22S
I have a '98 Craftsman 46" tractor mower that has always run great until last week. The engine is a CV22S, type 67544, family SKH624U1G2RB. I've always done service on it annually. Last week as I was mowing my place the engine started laying a blue smoke cloud that would have made the 1st Calvary proud. I mean this thing was as big as my house by the time I got the mower turned off. Probably in error I decided to restart it. I had to choke the heck out of it, but it finally started again and was still smoking as before so I shut it down again. Later, I held my hand over the exhaust as I turned the engine over using the starter and there not enough compression lift my hand at all. I'm hoping its just the head gasket that blew-out, but I haven't had a chance to tear it down yet for a close look-see. Any ideas on what else I may be looking for?