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#1 vortec OFFLINE  

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Posted February 06, 2012 - 08:26 PM

Being the owner of 4 Case/Ingersoll GT's, I couldn't pass up this deal.
Craftsman EZ3 917.251492 with a 3 bin grass bagger for $100!!
Kohler 18.5 HP Magnum starts right up and runs nice! The only issue with the tractor is an oil leak from underneath the engine. I haven't brought it home yet but my suspicion is an oil seal at the pto shaft of the engine?? I looked underneath it but did not see anything.

I will attempt to post some pics after I pick it up.

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Posted February 06, 2012 - 08:56 PM

Welcome to the site.Congrats on the cheap score,and love the avitar.

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Posted February 06, 2012 - 09:36 PM

:welcome: to GTTalk & looking forward to seeing pics.

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Posted February 06, 2012 - 09:48 PM

:wave: vortec Welcome to GTTalk! Glad to have you on board and looking forward to the pics! Thanks for signing up!

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Posted February 06, 2012 - 10:07 PM

Welcome to the forums! Looking forward to the pics! Thanks for joining!

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 05:19 AM

vortec,welcome to the forum.Glad to have you with us.

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 05:57 AM

Welcome, vortec. Glad to have you here. I'll be looking for your pics.

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Posted February 07, 2012 - 07:59 PM

Thanks for the nice welcome comments! I am happy to be here.
Here are some pics of my newly acquired Craftsman GT. I had stated that there is an oil leak and had thought it was under the engine. Well I took it for a spin around the yard and find that there is a lot of oil accumulating at the rear top of the engine. It looks like it is coming from underneath the shroud at about mid-left of the rear top of the engine. Not sure why?! The oil level on the dipstick shown full.
Also, the reverse drive of the hydro appears to be weak?? Any thoughts folks?



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Posted February 07, 2012 - 08:01 PM

Thanks! I have used this avitar for a number of years. I have always been a "bow-tie" luver!!

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 10:44 AM

Sounds like it's time to pull some shrouds and have a look-see. The other Sears I have has the same front end, but is a horizontal shaft engine and six-speed.
I like your avatar also. Been a fan for years.

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Posted February 08, 2012 - 11:08 AM

Welcome. Glad you are here. Congrats on your nice, inexpensive new GT. Hope you track down any gremlins soon.

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Posted March 14, 2012 - 06:44 PM

I finally got around to looking for the oil leak on my Craftsman. After pulling the flywheel shroud off I noticed a build up of gummy oil on the left cylinder. That led me to removing the flywheel and finding that the oil seal at the crankshaft was tilted with a section of it just out of its bore. I think the mystery is solved! Now to clean it up, replace the seal, install new plugs, oil and filter and i will be good 2 go!! YeeHaw! :dancingbanana:

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Posted March 14, 2012 - 07:14 PM

Congrats on the new tractor. It looks like you got a great deal on it. It's in nice shape and looks like it was well maintained.

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Posted March 14, 2012 - 07:16 PM

That's good news vortec! Glad that you figured it out. It shouldn't be too hard to fix either. My Dad and I replaced the rear seal on his GT6000 with the 18HP Kohler. Of course the engine is in it "backward" and the PTO clutch is on the front of the tractor, so we didn't have to remove the engine, just the hood.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 03:35 PM

You got a heck of a good deal on the tractor. Relatively easy fix. I guess the PO just assumed an expensive repair and decided to buy new, huh?




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