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07-11-01, 02:41 PM   #1  
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THANK YOU FOR TAKINGMY QUESTION,
I HAVE A SNAPPER MOWER, IT HAS A 6HP TECUMSEH ENGINE
MODEL # 0VRM60 218038 (D) D.O.M. 6128A
WHEN I STARTED IT TO MOW THE YARD OIL STARTED POURING OUT FROM UNDER THE PULLCORD AND FLY WHEEL ASSEMBLY. IT RAN GOOD UNTIL THIS PROBLEM OCCURED, COULD YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IS THE PROBLEM IS? IS IT A SEAL UNDER THE FLY WHEEL?
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CHARLIE

 
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07-11-01, 06:26 PM   #2  
Hello Charlie

First be sure the oil level is correct.

Then verify that the oil is in fact coming out from under the flywheel. Vertical crankshaft engines are not prone to oil leaks from under the flywheel but it could be.

You'll need to remove the engine/flywheel cover, clean the area, reinstall the cover, run the engine some and recheck for the exact location of the oil leak.

Also check which side the crankcase breather is on. That's a rectangular shaped cover on one side of the engine. If oil is coming out there, the breather could be restricted there or at the carb. Oil overfilling will flow out the breather also.

There is a crankshaft seal under the flywheel. The flywheel needs to be removed with a special puller to avoid breaking it.

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