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oil seal on kohler 23 hp


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04-09-10, 12:19 PM   #1  
oil seal on kohler 23 hp

i noticed oil leaking arount the shaft. i mowed one more time and the seal came off the shaft enough to where i lost all the oil. is simply changing the seal my only problem you think? it's 23 hp kohler on 62" toro Z-mower.

 
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04-10-10, 01:22 AM   #2  
If you lost all the oil while the engine was running, you may be looking at over a grand for a new engine (worst case scenario). Did the engine shut off on it's own? Did you hear strange noises and shut it off? We need a little more to go on before we can guess if changing the seal is your only problem.


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04-10-10, 04:16 AM   #3  
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no, didnt shut off and no noises. as soon as i noticed it i shut it off. looks like the oil seal just came loose. there is still some oil in there but majority of it came out.

 
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04-10-10, 07:00 PM   #4  
You should be just fine replacing the seal then. Be sure you install the new seal squarely/evenly without damaging it or the shaft surface where it seals.


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