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Kaw 601 oil seal

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Tharrell, May 8, 2010.

  1. Tharrell

    Tharrell LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,964

    My governor shaft seal is leaking and the manual I have says this:

    "If the oil seal is removed, oil seal is put on after shaft is installed"

    Do I take this to mean that the seal can be replaced without opening up the engine?
    Sorry, it's a 25 kaw not a 19
  2. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,235

  3. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Gold Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
    Messages: 3,644

    I have two mowers with the 23 hp kawi engine. On one of them the seal could be replaced as you described. On the other, newer one, they had to replace the shaft and other parts. Lots of labor.

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