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#1 JC 616 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 01, 2016 - 08:22 PM

Have a buddy that bought a Cub Cadet that he wants to make a puller. He has a k321 engine for it and wanted to see if we could get it running. Well we've had it running pretty good for a couple weeks now. Seems like it has plenty of power and whatever. But yesterday noticed what appears to be oil leaking around the head on the starter side. It looks like its just around the right front corner only. The leak wraps around that corner both ways about an inch or 2. What would cause this to happen? Thanks for any help. Crazy to me cause this thing runs really good

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Posted August 02, 2016 - 06:52 AM

Sounds like a leaking head gasket.  Download and follow the manual. Pull the head, clean everything real good, lap and adjust the valves, put a new head gasket on, and torque it properly. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted August 02, 2016 - 07:21 AM

Yeah I figured the head may be warped and bad gasket but didn't know oil made it that far up. Thanks for the reply

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Posted August 13, 2016 - 02:25 PM

Oil can leak from funny places






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