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Unit is leaking. Just bought it used, runs fine but leaks water out the bottom of the motor. Can this be repaired ? Is there a gasket or o-ring or something to replace ?

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It might be the pcv(positive crankcase ventilation) valve. Go to a parts store and ask for a new valve($5-$10) and also ask where it is. It's usually right on top in the back of the engine where you described. If the hose is all cracked then you might have to get a custom one from the dealer because many stores no longer carry hose strong enough to be used here.

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