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Son was given on older toro super recycle 6.0 horsepower

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Son was given on older toro super recycle 6.0 horsepower with the longer lever when the bag attaches inboard on the top of the deck. It mows well but the drive system makes a remote control car sound when engaged and it seems to slip sometimes. Wondered if it could be the belt? Also burns a little oil wondered about a rebuild kit this winter or would a predator engine be too hard to adapt? Thought rebuilding would be a good project but the kit seems as high as a whole predator engine with coupon about $100.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. The noise could be the teeth on the inside of the wheels slipping , have you removed them and looked at them ?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, sure haven't. I greased the rear mechanisms and they looked pretty dry, there are grease fittings but I saw no evidence anyone ever used them.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You think it's the end of the axles slipping on the gears in the wheels?
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
It could be the transmission itself too , but I'd check the gears on the wheels first
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
OK, it has some oil coming through the valve seals when it sets a couple days and it smokes a little when running it must be rings. Anyone make a valve seal/ring kit?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Wheels just unbolt for that at the wheel itself?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I bet they let it go dry and the gears got chewed up.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
the wheels should just unbolt but the transmission unit should be sealed so it wouldn't need grease
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.

Here is a diagram of the wheels and self propel

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** gears are expensive! I'm hoping it's just one gear. The gears have a grease fitting and it didn't have any grease on it or around it and my guess is no one ever greased the gears. Thanks again! You know anywhere that might have a basic kit for the engine?
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
I'd check the wheels themselves
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You know anyone that makes a set of rings and valve stem seals, hate to have to switch to a predator engine, lots of adapting there probably. It just smokes you out a little when using the mower. Interesting, I have a mid 2000s version and this one mulches better than mine does.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
Let me look into it