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Tue Jul 8, 2014 11:14 AM CDT

Reader: I bought a used Gator 825i with the 3-cylinder gas engine. The previous owner told me he had never changed the engine oil. So, I decided to do it. After I changed the oil and filter, I drove it. When I got back home, I saw a few drops of oil on the shop floor. It looked like it was coming from the oil filter. So, I tightened the oil filter and thought nothing else about it.

The next time I drove it, same thing, oil drops on the floor. I tightened ...

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