Simplicity Tractor major issue


Old 07-05-10, 05:29 PM
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Simplicity Tractor major issue

I know nothing about lawn mower or vehicles of any sort, here's what happened:

I own a Simplicity Tractor - 2 years old. It has been running really well until today. 5 seconds after I turned the blade on it made some horrible sounds. I turned the engine off. Checked the oil. It was OUT of oil! (I know - I'm a MORON for letting it get so low.) So I put some in, but not too much, as I was told.

It was turning over but still making a very bad sound. I tried again and all of the sudden, it made a popping sound and a TON of black liquid (which didn't really look like the oil I just put in it) started pouring out of the bottom of the tractor.

I obviously know nothing about these things.. Can anyone help me and tell me what may have happened and what I do at this point!!?? Thanks!
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Old 07-05-10, 11:13 PM
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Sounds like the engine broke a rod, then when you tried to start it again, the broken rod punched a hole in the block. You're going to need to start looking for a new engine.
Old 07-06-10, 07:20 AM
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Hmmm.. What is something like that going to cost me? Any idea..?

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