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#1 myskidoo OFFLINE  

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Posted June 01, 2016 - 06:38 PM

Wondering if someone could give direction on how to fix this leak before it starts really dripping. This is the governor lever on my 1256. Seems to leak enough to keep it oily in that area. Any ideas on parts and where to find them?

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Posted June 01, 2016 - 06:43 PM

Correct way is to take the side off the engine and install a new gasket.

 

Quick fix that might work is to clean the area real good with carb. cleaner or paint thinner, rough up the casting some, clean again and smear some silicone on the seam.

 

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Posted June 01, 2016 - 06:48 PM

On closer inspection seems to come out of governor shaft. That can't be good.
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Posted June 01, 2016 - 08:15 PM

Its likely your governor shaft seal is leaking, or possibly your side cover gasket which generally does not leak much on these, very simple to install, just remember to set the governor shaft back to factory specks when reinstalling

 

I stock the seals if needed as well as new Governor levers

 

http://bolenspartsan...-tra10d-tra12d/

 

http://bolenspartsan...-s8d-tr-tra10d/


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Posted June 01, 2016 - 08:57 PM

Do I need to tear down engine to replace the shaft seal?

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Posted June 01, 2016 - 09:03 PM

no the seal can be replaced with the engine right on the tractor just need to take off the gov, lever


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Posted June 01, 2016 - 09:10 PM

Sweet I'll be ordering that. Thanks for your help. Will you be able to find a suitable replacement when your stock runs out?

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Posted June 01, 2016 - 09:19 PM

Sweet I'll be ordering that. Thanks for your help. Will you be able to find a suitable replacement when your stock runs out?

 

I'm going to have to have them made eventually , its a oddball  size not made anymore


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Posted June 01, 2016 - 09:37 PM

With that problem solved on to my 1257 with the hh120. Do you sell a full gasket set with the 2 crank seals?
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Posted June 01, 2016 - 09:41 PM

I dont stock them but can have them in a few days message me for details






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