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Oil Leak

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Sky King, Sep 10, 2006.

  1. Sky King

    Sky King LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    I have a 17hp Kawasaki (FH500V) on a Gravely 144Z, in the last couple of days i have seen some oil on top of the starter and left side of the engine.
    It looks like it may be coming out from the fly wheel.
    I am using amsoil. It has 700 hours.( The engine, not the oil.)

    Any ideas?

  2. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    only one place if you see it coming from under the flywheel - crank seal. you'll know for sure when you pull the flywheel
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,023

    You also have the crankcase breather on top under the flywheel, The only way to find out which is leaking is as khouse said. But if I went that far I would replace both the seal and breather plate gasket and KNOW it will not leak any longer.

    FH 500 CrankCase.jpg
  4. khouse

    khouse LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,465

    good point restrorob. too far in not to do it.

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