Recent Topics
soft varnish/sludge on oil fill baffle Toy 2GR-FE
by friendly_jacek
Yesterday at 11:06 PM
F1 - 2014 United States Grand Prix
by gofast182
Yesterday at 10:48 PM
Humor: Walmart Product Review
by Apollo14
Yesterday at 10:04 PM
Mobil Delvac 5w-40 OK for 2009 Audi Q7 TDI?
by teedoff00
Yesterday at 10:02 PM
Honda S2000 Pennzoil Ultra 5,000 miles
by Bror Jace
Yesterday at 09:52 PM
Time for hot vs cold old to drain into pan
by Apollo14
Yesterday at 09:19 PM
Noco Genius Boost - my video test - battery @ 9.9v
by 901Memphis
Yesterday at 09:13 PM
Bought my first firearm today
by Nick R
Yesterday at 09:01 PM
Built a few AR-15 A3's this weekend...
by 2010_FX4
Yesterday at 08:57 PM
New Briggs oiling schedule
by Tom_T
Yesterday at 08:52 PM
Thinking about a new 1.0L Ecoboost Fiesta
by Burt
Yesterday at 08:44 PM
Viscosity Calculators don't work well below zero..
by Shannow
Yesterday at 08:12 PM
Newest Members
after5hock, Rxman01, 1969monark, flstang65, PhxAZ
51699 Registered Users
Who's Online
66 registered (147_Grain, another Todd, 901Memphis, after5hock, Apollo14, 7 invisible), 1027 Guests and 215 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
51699 Members
64 Forums
221214 Topics
3497571 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG

Topic Options
#1316949 - 12/19/08 06:41 PM Husky snow blower engine locked up
bigsteve Offline


Registered: 11/23/08
Posts: 188
Loc: Massachusetts, plymouth county
Friend called today said his snowblower new from last season with only 3 hours on it was blowing oil out the carb area. Went over after work and noticed the dip stick was reading high on the oil level. So we dumped the oil that was pretty dirty and topped it off with Valvoline 5w30. Started engine no oil blowing out but the throttle was stuck on high rmp,proberly gumed with varnish. Anyway before we could shut it off there was a loud noise no equipment owner wants to hear and the engine stoped. I'm guessing that the engine was not over filled with oil but that he left gas in the thank and the needle must have stuck and let gas into the oil? Is there any way I could tell if this is what happened?

Top
#1316954 - 12/19/08 06:45 PM Re: Husky snow blower engine locked up [Re: bigsteve]
Pete591 Offline


Registered: 07/20/08
Posts: 931
Loc: Michigan
Overfilling oil can actually starve the engine as it foams and froths. You need a nice splashing!

Hope that's not the problem.

Top
#1316955 - 12/19/08 06:45 PM Re: Husky snow blower engine locked up [Re: bigsteve]
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 14645
Loc: Midwest
CAn you rotate the crankshaft to see if the piston locked up?
_________________________
Just pour the coffee and back away slowly! smile

Top
#1316980 - 12/19/08 07:09 PM Re: Husky snow blower engine locked up [Re: MolaKule]
Bror Jace Offline


Registered: 05/27/02
Posts: 4881
Loc: Saratoga, NY
Have him pull the spark plug and look into the hole with a flashlight. Try to look in while someone else slowly pulls the machine over. If it still turns, he probably holed a piston and the damage may be visible.

If it doesn't, I'm guessing the rod broke.
_________________________
--- Bror Jace
2006 Honda Civic
2005 Honda S2000

Top
#1316986 - 12/19/08 07:19 PM Re: Husky snow blower engine locked up [Re: Bror Jace]
ksJoe Offline


Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 712
Loc: Ks
When I've seen that happen on engines, there is a lot of gas in the oil. Just smell the oil. If that's what happened there is probably more than enough to smell it.

Or dip a screwdriver in the oil and (far away from anything flammable) touch a lighter to it. If there's much gas in it, it should burn.

Top
#1317010 - 12/19/08 07:41 PM Re: Husky snow blower engine locked up [Re: ksJoe]
bigsteve Offline


Registered: 11/23/08
Posts: 188
Loc: Massachusetts, plymouth county
I drained the oil in a downey container it does not smell like gas but does have a spring fresh sent. I put some oil in a bear bottle cap and tried to light it 5 times with no luck.My friend said that he never put any oil in it just what was in there when he got it. I would say that when I checked it the oil level reading was twice as high as the full mark and that was after he ran it and oil was blowing out of the machine.
Also the engine will not turn over at all with the pull start.This is also the flat head tecumseh engine not sure if that matters.


Edited by bigsteve (12/19/08 07:44 PM)

Top
#1317102 - 12/19/08 09:22 PM Re: Husky snow blower engine locked up [Re: bigsteve]
Pete591 Offline


Registered: 07/20/08
Posts: 931
Loc: Michigan
Pop the head cover off and take a look see..easy to do.

Top