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Qualcast LM with 550e engine - hit stone now leaks oil

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Hi - Qualcast LM with 550e engine - hit stone now leaks oil everywhere and smokes! Nor taken apart yet suspect cracked crankcase? If worst comes to worst where can I get new engine?
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Engine is available. But you may have messed up the lower crankshaft seal, which can be replaced. Do you have any vibration from bent blade, or did you replace the blade? Does engine start and run as before? Sometimes hitting stone will damage the timing key and make engine hard to start.??

Customer reply replied 1 year ago.
Good news - was just water under the lawnmower from heavy rain - no signs of cracks after taking cover off - put old blade back on which reduced clattering - smoking has reduced and stopped - now just very noisy but works.
Customer reply replied 1 year ago.
Starts fine too

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