My Toro seems to have developed a big time oil leak. It has been showing signs of a small leak since last year, not a big deal as it would only collect in front of the engine on top of the deck and it was very minor. Hey, its a 12 year old mower so I could live with wiping it down once a month. The oil level is checked before every use and it never really needed much if at all.
Well all that changed after a recent oil change. I let it drain out for a good long while as I was servicing a few pieces of equipment at the same time.
Afterwards I slowly added the oil and was rather surprised at how much I was putting in. I must have checked the dipstick 10 times. Even let it set for an hour and checked it, needed a bit more. I did a small cut and put it away.
The next week i went to the barn and there was an 18 inch circle of oil underneath it. Ok, so I check the dip stick and put in the required amount and start it up, like always it starts on the first pull and runs strong.
Cut the grass, Jump on the tractor to do its share and when I finish, the Toro has a big pool of oil on top of the deck.
I wipe it down, shove it in the barn and check it again the next day. Same thing. oil all over the floor and on top of the deck.
I took the top shrouding off and there is no visible signs of a leak. I check the tightness on every bolt I can see and nothing is loose. It seems to be coming out right around the area of the plastic cover for the belt and that seems to be its escape route to the floor.