Mr. Metro Exmark, 11 Months, of South Jersey, a workhorse 36" belt-driven mower and main provider for his family, died suddenly of unknown causes May 26, 2005 at 11:30 AM. He was beloved husband of Mrs. Exmark-Ransomes, 26, an ailing walk-behind mower, also survived by three half-brothers, HEZ2500s Redmax, BCZ2500s Redmax, and 7001 Redmax. Mr. Exmark was born in Clemson, South Carolina on June 22, 2004. He was adopted soon after his birth by an LCO in South Jersey, where he lived happily for 11 months. He was said to be in nearly perfect health when he died, mowing 25 yards a week his first season and 65 yards a week his second. Mr. Exmark's doctors had given him his regular two-quart Esso 10W-30 oil transfusion just two weeks prior to his death, and even administered a half-quart dose during his last few breaths. He remained in undetermined condition for two hours until a coroner, giving him one last pull and finding his oil tank empty, pronounced him dead. Once an autopsy is performed, coroners will determine if Exmark Mfg Life Insurance Co. can honor Mr. Exmark's one-year limited warranty. Services will be held tomorrow and donations can be sent to his LCO, who may purchase a replacement 15hp Kohler engine in his memory. OK so enough with that. Anyway, here is my problem: I changed the oil on my Exmark Metro 36 two weeks ago and I'm mowing wet grass today and the thing stalls out once, then pull cord is stuck. I check the oil and it is almost completely empty. I put in half a quart and try again but no luck. I bring it to my local dealer, not having even started it after the half-quart addition, and he checks the mower and finds no oil at all in the tank, says the engine probably seized but will check it out to see if there was some kind of defect and they can honor the warranty. Does anyone know what may have happened? I didn't see any oil leakage at all on the lawn or anytime for that matter but the tank was bone-dry once I got to the dealer. For the record: my partner was witness that both oil changes were done properly and oil was added. There was no smoking at any time and cap was screwed back properly every time. Please help!