Tried to seize a motor

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by JRS Landscaping, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 817

    i garbage picked a snapper mower with a briggs motor. I got it running but the wheels and axles were shot so i decided to do a test to see how fast a motor would sieze . I drained out all the oil and started it. After about a half hour of running the damn thing wouldnt sieze? it was in the summer in 85-90 degree heat.
    any ideas?
  2. accurate machinery

    accurate machinery LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    It sounds like it might have had something like Lucas oil stabilizer in it before you drained it and the residual oil kept it lubricated. I assume no load on it and was it at idle or full throttle?
  3. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 616

    Keep it running on will sieze eventually.
  4. mopar4u

    mopar4u LawnSite Member
    Messages: 31

    Accidently forgot to put oil in a briggs 12hp ohv engine on a riding mower. Cut lawn for a good 20 minutes before it seized, no additives.
  5. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 817

    it was wide open
  6. zemzabob

    zemzabob LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    Thats pretty impressive
  7. k911lowe

    k911lowe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 526

    wow and its a briggs,that is a surprise
  8. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Messages: 1,818

    LMAO. Didnt expect your post to end by saying the dam thing wouldnt sieze!
  9. JPL

    JPL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    Add some degreaser like gas to the oil filler and it will surelly sieze.
    Just a small amout with the engine off and cool. Then start it and see how long it will last. Not long.......
  10. SLR

    SLR LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,210

    Why not be more creative and try water or cooking oil.

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