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Old 07-17-2002, 02:54 AM
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locked engine

If a Honda push mower locks up from no oil, is there any way to save it without having to buy a new engine??
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Old 07-17-2002, 03:39 AM
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The oil was changed about 20-25 hrs before that. Anyone know why it would lose oil so fast?
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Old 07-17-2002, 12:35 PM
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is it leaking anywhere?
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Old 07-17-2002, 03:30 PM
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if there is a leak, it is not a dripping one. Could it leak, where it may just look like a grass buildup??
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Old 07-17-2002, 03:45 PM
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Some times you can unluck an engine by trying to turn it backwards. It might work, or migh not. If it works, it will proably burn oil. I was given a brand new push mower once because the guy didn't put oil in it. some tinkering, and it was good as new. So you might get lucky and un-stick it.
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Old 07-18-2002, 06:28 AM
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are you positive that's what happened?
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Old 07-18-2002, 08:28 PM
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The oil burned out. That is a fact. I just can't believe that after so few hours, that it would do that.
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Old 07-23-2002, 09:45 AM
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sounds like you need to replace the short block.
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Old 07-23-2002, 05:54 PM
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Did you pull the spark plug and try to turn the motor over?
Does it have a blade brake or is the balde attached directly to the cranckshaft?

Blade brake bearings can lock up motors so you think it's the engine.
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Old 08-02-2002, 04:56 PM
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Shady, But its possible

Take the plug out, maybe evenhead, squirt some oil in the cylinder, and use a wood pole with a hammer, hitting the cylinder down, turning the moter over. If the pistons not fryed or melted, it may run again. A little smoky. Its worth a try before buying a short block.
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