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#1 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 08:59 PM

...from Tecumseh to change your oil & do regular scheduled maintenance.
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The oil hole on this rod was plugged with what used to be oil, but has since turned to goo.

The oil that was in this engine was blacker & nastier than anything I've ever seen before. The PO just said it quit, no idea why... Hmmm, I wonder?

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 09:10 PM

JB WELD it! :bigrofl: My brother is good for that same type of maintenance!

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 09:16 PM

JB WELD it! :bigrofl: My brother is good for that same type of maintenance!

No he can use the cap and the slinger for an ore lock on a john boat now :bigrofl:

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 09:17 PM

Sooo true Daniel.
Change that oil or pay the mechanic.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 09:20 PM

On a serious note. I have lost count how many Tec engines I have seen like this from lack of maintenance. ( you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink)

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 09:24 PM

My brother-in-law used to be that way........just added oil when it needed it. Couldn't understand what was wrong with his truck. When my son got married he brought his new brides car over, it had 49,000 on it and she had never changed the oil. We drained it, flushed it and installed a new filter and oil. Had him drive it for a week and we did another change. It was dirty in just one week. Drove it to 50K and did another change. Thankfully it cleaned up. That's one of the things I stressed to my kids when they started driving.

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 11:08 PM

right before a change let it get hot and pour seafoam in, run the motor with no load for an extra 15 mins change the oil, this will resist build up and keep the passages clean...if the tractor or car is new to you you may want to repeat this once a week for a month or so, this will get all the old crud out of the motor...I swear by seafoam

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 11:22 PM

...from Tecumseh to change your oil & do regular scheduled maintenance.
Tech Rod.jpg

The oil hole on this rod was plugged with what used to be oil, but has since turned to goo.

The oil that was in this engine was blacker & nastier than anything I've ever seen before. The PO just said it quit, no idea why... Hmmm, I wonder?


Which Tec engine did it come out off ?

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Posted March 10, 2012 - 11:34 PM

Which Tec engine did it come out off ?


Early (1966 or 1967) HH120 Oddly, the rest of the engine looks much better than it should for this kind of abuse.
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Posted March 10, 2012 - 11:50 PM

Oddly is right, those are the cast iron thumpers, don't usally throw rod caps, oil changes are a must for shure.
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Posted March 11, 2012 - 06:18 AM

Yep, even at the ridicules prices we are getting hit with for engine oil its still way easier than rebuilding engines, besides what would I paint my fence posts with if not drain oil, something that would work as good on fence posts would probably be like $26 a gallon !!
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Posted March 11, 2012 - 06:22 AM

Sooo true Daniel.
Change that oil or pay the mechanic.


I couldn't agree more.

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Posted March 11, 2012 - 08:41 AM

Yep, even at the ridicules prices we are getting hit with for engine oil its still way easier than rebuilding engines, besides what would I paint my fence posts with if not drain oil, something that would work as good on fence posts would probably be like $26 a gallon !!


Don't tell OSHA but i painted a lot of sheds with it, Way cheaper then today's paint, (latex garbage) just about everything metal i own is painted with boiled linseed oil of wast engine oil.

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Posted March 11, 2012 - 10:13 AM

I recycle most of my used oil. Why not? We pay a fee when we buy oil for the recycling. I do keep some of the old stuff around for lubricating while drilling/cutting, soaking old bolts in (usually mixed with diesel), and burning stumps. Most of my used oil is still relatively clean though, since I change it all once a year in the plethora of small engines around here and at least twice a year in my tractor and riding mower. My truck gets fresh oil every 5,000 kms (3000 miles) which is apparently overkill with the new synthetics. My wife's Hyundai is on the same schedule, but we get that done at an oil-change place because I don't like doing it.

I don't like using oil for posts etc. because a lot of people around here are on wells and it can find its way into the water table easily because ours is pretty high.




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