Oct 23rd, 2012 6:59 pmredgrandam deal Fanatic Mar 12, 2010 6076 short articles 620 upvotes SW Ontario

Oct 23rd, 2012 6:59 pm

I have a lawnmower that remained in storage for around 4 years. Only supplied one season before that. When I take it a look at it, and tried to see if the engine would revolve it did, however only because that a few pulls if that. Sound like steel on metal, no surprise. I believed it would pick increase the oil yet didn"t. Currently it won"t move. Most likely oxidized. Ns read around putting penetrating oil in the spark plug hole. I"ll shot that an initial probably, but what is the best product to use? Rust check? (Not the coat and protect version) or is over there something better? have to I spray the in and also let it sit for a couple of days?
Oct 23rd, 2012 7:27 pmdutchcaDeal Fanatic
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Oct 23rd, 2012 7:27 pm

Try some seafoam deep creep.I would imagine the cylinders are probably pooched if you heard any kind of grinding in ~ all.

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Oct 23rd, 2012 8:22 pmredgrandam transaction Fanatic Mar 12, 2010 6076 articles 620 upvote SW Ontario

Oct 23rd, 2012 8:22 pm

dutchca wrote: ↑Try some seafoam deep creep.I would certainly imagine the cylinders are more than likely pooched if girlfriend heard any type of grinding in ~ all.
Thanks. I"ll offer that a whirl. Pretty sure it is shot. Most likely not precious repairing them this days (its a craftsman through a Briggs and Stratton motor) see what brand-new mower prices are. The was never intended to be stored the long and also wasn"t obtainable so that wasn"t prepped for storage at every (other 보다 fuel drained). Climate again I could be method off. Anyone know approximately what an engine rebuild would certainly cost and also would that be precious it?
Oct 23rd, 2012 9:07 pmsgsmithMember jan 1, 2012 269 posts 52 upvote KINGSTON

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Oct 23rd, 2012 9:33 pmrayray13Deal Addict Mar 8, 2012 2718 articles 1459 upvotes Ottawa

Oct 23rd, 2012 9:33 pm

How much it would cost to rebuild it depends on a pair of things. If the maker was uncovered after an expedition hacked their way to the the furthest reaches of the yard then prior to you unseize everything, pull all the roots, plants and also insects out of every orifice, friend may as well start trying to find a brand-new one.On the other hand, if it was in a garage or burned you might probably discover some man to take it it apart and unseize it for approximately $50 or so. It"s no a Ferrari. In around 20 bolts and 10 screws this gentleman would gladly walk to town on your little friend with a piece of wood, hammer, part oil, solvent and perhaps that distinct knife native 1980 with the strangely burnt end.
Oct 23rd, 2012 10:17 pmredgrandam deal Fanatic Mar 12, 2010 6076 articles 620 rise SW Ontario

Oct 23rd, 2012 10:17 pm

Lol thanks. It"s been in a rented warehouse unit. For this reason dry, yet not climate controlled. I"ll shot myself first and see what happens. Otherwise the sounds choose a fairly easy fix and cheaper than buying a brand-new one.
Oct 23rd, 2012 10:25 pmhystatSr. Member Feb 16, 2009 835 short articles 81 upvotes 705

Oct 23rd, 2012 10:25 pm

redgrandam wrote: ↑Lol thanks. It"s remained in a rented warehouse unit. For this reason dry, however not climate controlled. I"ll try myself first and see what happens. Otherwise the sounds like a reasonably easy fix and also cheaper 보다 buying a new one.
I would certainly keep in search of the resource of the issue. A mower in a warehouse unit for 4 year isn"t going to rust or seize internally. 4 decades maybe. Sounds choose the brake could be dragging - examine that the cable to the take care of is not kinked or otherwise damaged/misrouted.
Oct 23rd, 2012 10:44 pmcliffDeal Addict
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Oct 23rd, 2012 10:44 pm

I"d shot a pair of CC"s of (yes I recognize unconventional usage) ATF to assist break things apart. Because that penetraiting oil, PB blaster is hard to beat.
Oct 24th, 2012 12:38 amstarboy869Deal Addict may 2, 2007 3013 short articles 268 upvote Kingston

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Oct 24th, 2012 8:20 amMaymybonneliveforeverDeal Fanatic
Oct 22, 2007 6110 short articles 1097 rise Mississauga

Oct 24th, 2012 8:20 am

I tend to agree, I had a honda 5 hp motor i was storing in an the end shed and also it come off the a pressure washer. 7 years later on my neighbours lawnmower engine went and I swapped it because that my motor, I adjusted the oil, filled it wilh new fuel primed it and also it began after the 10th pull. I never prepped it for storage therefore it makes me wonder if you have actually a different issue. All you have the right to do at this suggest is:Change oilRemove spark plug and spray a lubricant down the cylinder head.Turn the engine over with the plug gotten rid of while spraying much more lubricant in the cylinder head. If the engine becomes unseized for some reason then drain the cylinder chamber, reinstall the plug and also attempt to startIf that doesn"t start then it"s another issue. If the engine doesn"t come unseized then it"s feasible a ring ridge may have emerged in the cylinder head and it may possibly damages the oil or compression ring/s.

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Oct 25th, 2012 6:55 amThe Granite SpecialistSr. Member might 3, 2009 569 write-ups 47 upvotes

Oct 25th, 2012 6:55 am

I had a motorcycle that had a minor seizure indigenous condensation when in storage. Ns dropped part ATF in because that a job or so and also it fired best up. Never had actually an concern with after.

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