engine seized


Old 12-26-10, 08:59 AM
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engine seized

Started my snowblower up with fresh gas and oil. Engine seemed to overspeed, then went caput..lots of smoke.
Any thoughts about repair or shouldn't I bother.
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Old 12-26-10, 11:29 AM
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Location: Central New Hampshire
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The crankshaft is most likely siezed to the rod. Expensive repair as you will need a new crankshaft & rod. Best bet is to replace the engine. If it is a Tecumseh with 2 shafts, those are now almost impossible to find and other engines won't work as the 2nd shaft is a reverse rotation.

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