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broke my johndeere 155c 25hp. need help.

john deere 155c 25 hp

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#1 tammy OFFLINE  

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Posted August 15, 2016 - 08:05 AM

oil plug came loose and I mowed with no oil. put new in . runs bad. when I engage mower , power goes to nothing. did I ruin it ? what should I do ? just spent 175 bucks rebuilding the deck with new pulley's and belt.



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Posted August 15, 2016 - 08:29 AM

I'm going to assume you ran it until it seized up then got it broke free after it cooled down?  Quite likely you chewed up the piston/rings/cylinder.

 

Dry/Wet compression check should give you an idea if my guess is correct.



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Posted August 15, 2016 - 11:01 AM

Welcome to GTT. I agree with above. Unfortunately to cost of rebuilding/replacing the engine may not be worth it. Doesn't that have an automatic low oil shutdown? Good Luck, Rick

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Posted August 15, 2016 - 11:18 AM

Find a decent used engine and do a swap. 


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Posted August 15, 2016 - 01:12 PM

Find a decent used engine and do a swap.


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Posted August 21, 2016 - 01:07 PM

If your lucky you may have just chewed the camshaft

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Posted August 22, 2016 - 05:46 AM

I will echo the used engine. You will need time to fix this engine right and a used engine will provide that for you.
Make sure it's a good one. Then you can tear yours down and do a rebuild on it if it's worth it.
Then you can put it back on the machine and resell the used engine.

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Posted August 22, 2016 - 10:06 AM

I would assume on a newer machine there would be a low oil shutoff. Otherwise I agree with above statements

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Posted July 23, 2017 - 06:19 PM

I grew up with tractors. I remember sitting on my Dad or Granddads lap steering the tractor. When I got older I  could set the throttle or move the shift lever from one gear to the next. Somebody once asked me "Who taught you to drive?" " Nobody" I told them, "I already knew how to drive by the time my feet could reach the pedals."

        Great Forum! I just downloaded a Service Manual that covers my Bolens 1050. Saved me the embarrassment of asking some really stupid questions. Thank You.




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