Mower blowing white smoke and oil from exhaust and oil smells like gas

I was having problems getting mower to start. Got another battery and replaced the plug which was all black. It started and blew out a lot of white smoke and oil is spewing from the exhaust. One of the exhaust manifold bolts was broken and oil was coming out there also. I checked the oil level and the oil appears to be very thin and smells like gas. Tractor has definitely not been tipped over. Is this a blown head gasket or another issue?

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White smoke can be the result of a serious issue like a blown head gasket, a damaged cylinder head, or a cracked engine block

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Thanks - this is probably a stupid question but is there a relatively easy way to determine this. Could blown head gasket also account for the gas in the oil.


Yes, that can happen but sounds more like ring problem.


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