I'm having a problem with a dealer and want to see what you think??!! Thanks in advance I'm doing some work about 350 miles from my regular dealer so I have 1 mower with me and a helper and I usually run all Hustlers but before I figured out Hustlers were the best mower for me and my company I bought a Snapper Pro Z 60". It was new and super cheap my dealer was getting out of the Snapper Pro line and sold it to me new for $6500 with a full warranty so I couldn't turn it down!!! Its not a bad mower just not a Hustler but I use it now as a back up and for when I do work out of town like now. (I have to stay at a hotel out of town and even though I lock it up I'm not comfortable taking one of my Hustlers.) So here's the deal. I'm 350 miles from my regular dealer who always takes care of me an my Snapper started leaking oil really bad--like bad where I can't even chance running it. Its a year and half old and has 275hrs on it which to me isn't much. I took it to this other dealer here and they are treating me like crap even saying to my face I didn't buy the mower from them, I'm like hey its not like I priced chopped you I'm just doing a job away from my home and its a one time deal so help me out you know?? So they take my mower and charge me $35.00 to check it out even though its under warranty they call it a paperwork fee, ok I understand the guys got to make a living and its a pain I'm sure to have to wait to get paid on a warranty. So they call me and say we need your oil change records. Ok, no worries I actually DO KEEP RECORDS I learned that a long time ago and I have a deal with my regular dealer where I drop my machines off on a friday and pick them up on a monday when they need service---so..ALL the work has been done by a dealer!!!! So the machine has 275 on it an I have had the oil changed 3 times total all by my regular dealer. Ok the 1st change was at 12hrs which was the break in change and then at 107hrs and 212hrs. the book says every 12 months or every 100hrs so I should be good. (I do change the oils in my Hustlers every 50hrs but I use them every day this is a back up mower and I just do it by the book because it doesn't get used much) So this dealer say ahhh thats your problem lack of maintenance by dirty oil so its not warranty oh and we need $325 to fix my oil leak!!! I'm like no way, I followed the book so even if the book isn't aggressive enough with oil changes it is what they say so it should be covered!!! What do you think??? I told the owner of this place I'd split it with him which my regular dealer who always takes good care of me said not to do because if I got the mower to him hed's fix it under warranty but I just want my mower back quick becasue I need to finished this job so i will probably just pay the money and be done with it, I'm making god money on this job. I just think its wrong for a dealer to say you arn't doing enough maintenance when you follow the book. Like I said I do get his point I do all my other equipment 50hrs and 35hrs on the small stuff bu this mower is like in perfect shape and has hardly any time on it so I just do it by the book. Your thoughts?? THANKS!!!