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4 stoke mantis tiller, loud noise not in engine, maybe the clutch

This noise has gotten steadly louder, a dry bearing type noise
it is not the gear case, it happens all the time even at idol.

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If you can get to the dry bushings, DuraLube pump lube will fix your problem. It is available at most automotive stores and departments for $8 -10. I've used it in areas where I had to lube every 10-20 working hours. Now i can go 200-300 working hours. You can also add 2 or 3 ounces to your crankcase oil.

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