briggs Vanguard 23hp oil leak issues
So I've got a 23hp Vanguard 23 hp motor on a Great Dane zero turn mower. motor model #386777, type 0026-g1, code 08050711. my mower has a oil cooler and remote oil filter. I recently replaced the main crank oil seal because I thought that was my oil leak ,it helped but I still have a rather large leak. It seems to be leaking through the oil filter gasket while the mower is running! I put a rag around the filter as I cut my lawn and the rag was saturated when I finished (about 2 hours running) Does anyone have any suggestions as too why it may be leaking here? Obviously my filter is on tight and correctly so that's not it! I checked and cleaned the crankcase vent, it seemed fine? I'm looking for answers! The motor seems to run great. I did replace all the hoses to and from the oil cooler and remote oil filter this spring because I thought that was my oil leak. If I was runnig the oil the wrong direction through the filter, would it leak out the gasket! I'm lost , please help!