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#1 Trent Thomson OFFLINE  

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Posted July 27, 2013 - 07:27 AM

Hi guys. The other day a guy I was doing work for gave me a tiller he had but had not used for years. It was just sitting out behind his barn not looking to be used so I asked about it and he said if I want it take it.The machine is an Eaton Viking with a Briggs 5 hp. So when I got it home I just done a quick check for fire and I was in luck there and everything seems to turn alright. When I checked the oil though it was totally full of water. I'm just wondering what do check for after I get the water out. Got to remember I'm in P.E.I. where it freezes in the winters, so could it have cracked somewhere and if not how do I clean it up inside? 

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Posted July 27, 2013 - 07:34 AM

Oil er up and run er....You will find out quick enough......


Might as well, if it cracked, not a whole lot you can do about it now

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Posted July 27, 2013 - 07:38 AM

Just my opinon but if it was full of water the crank case might not br broken. I would clean it good, inspect it and rinse with diesel. Make sure the carb and gas tank are clean put some oil, gas, and Seafoam in it and give it a try. Hope it works out for you.Free and functional is good. Good luck. Roger.

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Posted July 27, 2013 - 08:26 AM

I guess if it's not obviously leaking oil or water through any where then it's worth trying to start it. I'm wondering how so much water got in the crankcase to start with? I'd pull the head off and have a look at the top end of the motor first. That will tell you a lot about it's overall condition. 

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