Gt-17/kt17-I Front Seal
Posted April 09, 2012 - 09:09 AM
From what I see, the toughest part will be removing the almost 30-year old front pto clutch assembly.
The rear seal (Flywheel end) is dry as a bone.
I'm searching for comments, because the beast is lubricating my lawn at a rate of one pint per hour!
Otherwise, I really love this old machine. It's never let me down. Someday, if my meager retiree budget allows, I would like to repower with a Briggs Vanguard twin.
Thanks for reading this!! --- EdP
Posted April 19, 2012 - 10:41 AM
Four bolts hold the clutch in place.
When I pulled the adaptor plate, the badly worn seal almost fell out on it's own!
Never had to use the drywall screws!!
I cleaned everything up, pressed the new seal in place, installed the new gasket with some Permatex 2 and the leak has been plugged.
Thanks to everyone who looked at this and might have thought about sending on some advice.
Posted April 19, 2012 - 02:17 PM
About your seal, I recently was reading another thread where a Kohler engine pushed out a seal. It turned out there was an issue with the breather assembly that was causing pressure build up in the crankcase. If your seal "fell out" I think you might want to check on your breather assembly as well. Just be sure to reassemble it correctly, as I think incorrect assembly caused the problem in the first place.
- yardjockey said thank you
Posted April 25, 2012 - 08:06 AM
It should behave very nicely, I am sure. --- Edp