Yeah, my gearbox was leaking oil so I had to figure out how to get it all. I learned that you dont undo the springs because they are a BI%CH if I could bold I would too, to get back on lol. And its also like digging in a bucket of grease lol, since everything is greased, its like working in a bucket of grease lol. Covered from elbows to hands. But sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do for the best mower on the market. I did luck out tho and my gear box isnt cracked just needs a new gasket. Gonna clean all the oil (well grease because the previous owner put grease instead of oil in em, and then clean em real good so I can make sure and check all the gears while its apart.