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Check the drain plug, maybe it loose

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Replace the riding mower head gasket

If you notice an oil leak and your mower`s engine can`t reach normal operating speed or the mower struggles to climb a hill, the engine may have blown the head gasket. The head gasket seals the cylinder head to the top of the engine.

If you`ve noticed your lawn mower smoking and leaking oil, it`s most likely due to a dirty air filter. The air filter in an engine keeps debris and dirt out of it, while the grass and dust accumulate over time. When the air filters are clogged, oil can leak into the engine and out of the exhaust system.
One of the easiest ways to fix the leak yourself is to use a stop leak additive or high mileage oil blend. Such products can soften and condition your car`s rubber seals to stop and prevent further automotive leaks. It may take up to a few hundred miles of driving before the leak is completely sealed.
Overfilling a lawn mower oil tank will negatively affect engine performance and possibly prevent the mower from starting. Too much oil in a lawn mower can easily clog the air filter, foul spark plugs, and potentially cause a hydro-lock, which could bend the connection rods in a multi-cylinder mower.
The carburetor oil leakage phenomenon, is caused by the destruction of the balance system.
Plant life: Oil in soil can kill nearby plants and grass and prevent the growth of new vegetation. It can also kill trees by contaminating their roots. Animals and pets: Local wildlife and pets may drink groundwater contaminated with oil.

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What kind of oil is in the hydrostatic drive in craftsman snowblower?And how much?
ANSWER : 5W 30 and fill it just below the bottom of the fill hole.

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Gas leaking in to oil – Craftsman 42 in. Deck 19.5hp Lawn Tractor
ANSWER : Most likely you have a carb issue. Remove the carb(s) and supply fuel to them, when level, and see which is leaking. Drain and replace the oil, as it will be unable to lube properly.

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Ms 170 leaks bar chain oil out bottom, no oil on chain
ANSWER : Your clutch drum bearing has gone bad, letting the clutch drum to move around and cut into the oiler behind it, so now it just pumps the oil out that hole. You have to get that fixed to use the saw, otherwise you’re going to cause catastrophic damage to the saw very soon.

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My chainsaw leaks oil out of a small hole or drain just below the base of the bar. is there anyway to way to stop this
ANSWER : Are you sure you aren’t talking about the chain oiler system? There is to be a small amount of oil to lubricate the bar and chain.

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All bar oil leaks from the bottom in a stream while engine is running
ANSWER : Take bar and chain off and clean oiler its not ably to close so to speak

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My engine is leaking oil down the shaft so much so that when filled with oil the oil simply drains out and the lawnmower won’t start could you tell me what might be the causes and if so how can I fix the problem?
ANSWER : Is the casing cracked? if so its cheaper too by another mower

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Poulan 14″ gas leaks bar oil all over, plenty on bar/chain, using thin synthetic oil.
ANSWER : Use actual bar oil sold for that purpose. It’s thicker and won’t run out like water. Synthetic oil is very thin does not have the proper density.

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Pump oil leak where pump connects to engine
ANSWER : With that few hours, you need to return it as the seal shouldn’t leak. Probably was improper pump assembly, so you should take it back, because it will only get worse and fail. Hope this helps you, Rick

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