Lazer Z using too much oil

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by mwallingford, Jun 4, 2005.

  1. mwallingford

    mwallingford LawnSite Member
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    My Exmark Lazer Z just recently started using too much oil. After using it for a couple of hours, the oil level on the dip stick is sometimes below the half way mark.

    I can't find any oil leaks. Too make sure, I have parked it on the drivewway tonight.

    The machine has approximately 800 hours on it. If it doesn't show leaking under the machine in the morning, what might the problem be? It does seem to have the same power it always had. Your thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well it would be nice if you would post the model and spec. numbers so we know what engine were trying to diagnose,I mite even find a service bulletin pertaining to this.
     
  3. HighGrass

    HighGrass LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Z5 MA
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    Also, could you answer a few questions like...

    Did you just change your oil?
    Can we assume the 800 hrs on the motor are all of yours?
    I would think if you were buring that much oil in two hours of operation you would see some smoke.
     
  4. SHOWCASE LAWNS LLC

    SHOWCASE LAWNS LLC LawnSite Member
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    [COLOR=DarkGreen]I THINK I SAW THIS ONE ANSWERED SOMEWHERE ELSE ONLINE. SEEMS AS THERE IS SOME KIND OF SHAFT WITH A SEAL ON IT BELOW THE ENGINE DECK THAT ONLY LEAKS UNDER LOAD OR AT OPERATING TEMPERATURE.......ITS A KOHLER MOTOR ??????????? ANYWAYS I WOULD SAY PARK THE WHEEL OVER A BIG PIECE OF CARDBOARD LETS IT RUN AN HOUR AN SEE IF WHEN IT GETS HOT IF IT SPRAYS OIL. CHANCES ARE THE MOTOR AINT BAD IT JUST THE SEAL OR BEARING OR WHATEVER IT IS,,,,,,, I BELIEVE EXMARK KNOWS OF THE PROBLEM AN MAYBE THERES A SERVICE BULLETIN ON IT,[/COLOR]
     
  5. SHOWCASE LAWNS LLC

    SHOWCASE LAWNS LLC LawnSite Member
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    Omg Sorry Bout That Last Post,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,had No Idea It Was Goin To Be That Huge !
     
  6. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah.....Nobody could miss that one !!!!! LOL
     
  7. mwallingford

    mwallingford LawnSite Member
    Posts: 64

    It's a Lazer HP with a 20 HP Kohler. I bought it new. The oil was changed about 20 hours ago.
     

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