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Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by 04TurfT, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. 04TurfT

    04TurfT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 255

    My buddy has an eagle star 48 inch walk behind commercial mower and it's probly a few years old I dunno how many..... It leaks oil and I can't tell where it's coming from? It is not coming from the oil plug or the filter where else should I look? thanks alot guys, any input would be helpful
  2. analogdog

    analogdog LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    It might have a bad gasket on the engine. Clean it with degreaser than run it you should be able to tell the basic area it is leaking. Also it might sound dumb but replace the air filter if the old one is dirty it may just be burning oil. Our mechanic told us that when the filter starts to get to bad the engines burn oil quicker. Hope this helps some
  3. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

  4. EdJ

    EdJ LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Messages: 2

    Anyone know where I can find instructions on how to change belt that engages blades on 48 in Bobcat walk behind?
    Thanks - Ed
  5. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    Some likely places for oil to leak:

    Valve cover gasket.
    Dipstick cap or shaft seal.
    Governor shaft seal.
    Oil filter seal.
    Oil drainage plug loose or not sealing.
    Cylinder head gasket.

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