Hello all, in a previous thread (http://gardentractor...ak/#entry432857) I asked about an oil leak in my mower. Cat385b was kind enough to point out it was the crank case seal. I know have the new seal in hand. I'll be honest in that I haven't done a lot of major repairs like this, I'm not very worried because 1) I'm mechanically inclined and 2) the mower wasn't expensive. Cat385b gave me some good high level instructions to go on and I found more info on replacing the seal (bolt tightening pattern, torque etc)
I did ask in my original thread whether the motor needed to be pulled, Cat385b indicated it did need to be pulled. I really appreciate the advice but I found some info stating that if you are careful you don't have to take the engine out, the gasket can be replaced from underneath.
It would be great if I didn't have to pull the motor and I'm just wondering if anyone out there has ever attempted this or can provide any advice. Cat385b if you read this please don't be offended, I'm just trying to figure out if there's an easier way, I don't have a great work space or anyone that can really give me a hand.