Leak oil from underneith where the shaft comes out of the engine
If you look at the bottom of the engine, if you see oil on the large shaft coming out of the engine where the blade is attached, the PTO or crankshaft seal is leaking. It can be replace without taking the engine apart, but you'll need to remove the blade and adapter from the crankshaft, which can be difficult without the proper tools. You'll also have to remove the old seal, with a seal puller, or by using a couple self-tapping sheet metal screws into the outer metal part of the seal. You then would pry on the screw heads to remove the seal. Replace with a new one after cleaning out the bottom of the crankcase. Clean the PTO so that the new seal is not damaged as it is slid into place. You can use a length of plastic pipe to drive the new seal into place. Replace adapter and blade. Check oil level before use.
Oh, be sure it is not the drain plug, as it may have been left a bit loose if the oil was recently changed.
Jun 17, 2012 |
Measuring Tools & Sensors