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25 HP Kawasaki Oil Leak

Discussion in 'Hustler Turf Equip (Archived)' started by Metro Lawn, May 12, 2006.

  1. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    PJ
    I am dealing with a repeat problem on one of my Super Zs. It has the 25 Kaw on it and it leaks from under the top cover. I have had it fixed by Pro Mower and myself. It has less than 100 hours since repaired by dealer and is leaking again. The machine one has just over 600 hours total. Mike said this may be an ongoing problem with this engine. Have you seen more of this? I can't justify repairing the same problem twice a year. Do you know if Kawaski is doing anything?
     
  2. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,764

    How old is it?
    Sounds like it is leaking from the upper crank seal.
    If it is under warranty still they should take care of this.
     
  3. Metro Lawn

    Metro Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,111

    I think it is an 02 or 03. Still has Hustler on the tanks instead of Super Z
     
  4. mowerconsultant

    mowerconsultant LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Syracuse, NY
    Messages: 9,764

    What has Mike at Pro Mower tell you the culprit is? upper seal? or worn out top bearing in the crankcase?
    When did you buy the mower?
     

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