Bolens 800 seized.. Rebuild, Swap,..?
Posted October 10, 2011 - 08:24 AM
Posted October 10, 2011 - 10:46 AM
Posted October 10, 2011 - 04:23 PM
I know of a few people who had the same thing happen and the engine turned out to be ok
Edited by Bolens 1000, October 10, 2011 - 04:28 PM.
Posted October 11, 2011 - 05:09 AM
I would fill it with some oil then let it sit for a while.... Then try turning the engine over and see what it feels like. If its free start it up and see what happens. If you hear any funny noises shut it down immediately
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Posted October 11, 2011 - 06:02 AM
You may want to try option 2, but if any noise, open it up.
Posted October 11, 2011 - 06:26 AM
I would not run your present Wisconsin engine anymore without pulling it apart. ......I'm 99.9% sure you will find the problem on the crankshaft and connecting rod. .....Metal from the aluminum (alloy) connecting rod will transfer to the crankshaft journal. .....If you catch the damage before it gets worse, you can prevent bigger problems.
The aluminum that is transferred to the crankshaft can be polished off with fine emery cloth. .....You want to remove the aluminum deposits without cutting into the iron crankshaft journal. ......As long as there are no "high spots" left on the journal, you can re-use the crankshaft.
Inspect the bore of the connecting rod. .....The metal which was transferred to the crankshaft will leave "pits" in the connecting rod. ......With the connecting rod cap bolted back onto the rod, hone the bore of the rod with a fine brake hone using kerosene or light oil as a lubricant. ......You do NOT want to try to remove the pits, or enlarge the hole. ......You just want to remove any roughness. ......The pits will hold oil while the engine is running.
Yes, this is more work than others have suggested, but for the price of some gaskets, you will know the condition of your engine. .....If the cylinder bore is not scored, check the ring end gaps with the rings set midway into the bore. ....If they are excessive, that would be a good time to replace the rings.
Clean out the crankcase of any grit, or dirty oil. ......New head gasket, pan gasket, and fresh, clean oil, and you're back in business.
This work should not be considered as a "rebuild," but as a repair. .....It can add many hours of useful life to your present engine.
- Bolens 1000 said thank you