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Keep Telling Them They Can't Wean Engines Off Oil


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#1 GTTinkerer OFFLINE  

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 11:11 AM

Got this 9 hp B&S in today that blew a rod. When I drained the oil there was less than a cupful in it. The crank rod journal looked fine and I though it was savable until I saw the chunk missing out of the cylinder skirt. Probably would have cost more for parts than a new engine though gaskets, piston, rod, cam. balance gears and timing gear on the crank.

$6 for oil vs $500 for a new engine.

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 11:53 AM

My son-in-law just went through the same thing with the Sovereign they got from me. The boys forgot to check the oil and now the engine is junk so I will be getting it back. A real shame but it seems to happen all too often.
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Posted July 21, 2012 - 03:56 PM

Hard lesson. They will probably remember to check oil in the future though! That was drilled into me by my father when I was a boy.

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 04:30 PM

Oh, you're just being overcautious. Clean that pile of extra parts out of the bottom, pour some engine restore in it and send it on it's way! :rolling:

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 04:31 PM

No fun when the well goes dry, Keep it lubricated! I always like the blank look you get when you say something about checking the oil. Oh was I supposed to do that? :confuse:

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 05:19 PM

Ever had a conversation with your wife that goes something like "Did the Light go on?"
"Yes, but I thought if it really needed attention it would get brighter"

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 05:37 PM

I think folks nowadays are spoiled with the idiot light in their cars..... and cars with 5000 mile oil changes.

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 07:32 PM

I had a friend years ago who's wife blew the motor on her car, by running it out of oil. He asked her "did the oil light come on", she answered "yes", and he asked "what did you do", she said "I stepped on the gas, and hurried home"!! :bigrofl: :bigrofl:

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 07:41 PM

Just JB weld those bits back together... good as new! :smilewink:




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