exmark diesel 72" bad head gasket?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by SILVERSTREAK INC, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. SILVERSTREAK INC

    SILVERSTREAK INC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 295

    just wondering, one day i noticed my exmark diesel was leaking...pretty much peeing a stream of oil out of the side of the engine, i couldnt exactly tell where it was coming from

    i started it up to get back on the trailer, and noticed the oil leak stopped...

    when i got home and into the shop i noticed a hint of water in the oil, i took the head off and the gasket looked sorta ok

    any other reason this might be happeneing? or should i just do a new gasket and see if i notice any other leaking?

    thanks!
     
  2. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,227

    Water in the oil will probably give it away that the head gasket is going out. Water is getting into the oil and partly passing the piston and some is probably burning also. I would go with a new gasket and go from there. Good luck.
     
  3. mowerknower

    mowerknower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    Kubota or Dihatsu?
     
  4. SILVERSTREAK INC

    SILVERSTREAK INC LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 295

    its a kubota, i ordered a new head gasket
     

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