Join Date: Oct 2018
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Oil Lock a reality?
Can your engine seize up from too much oil?
While walking the dog, I found a Troy-Built on the curb and talked to the owner who said the engine was seized. I lifted the front end and moved the blade about 3 inches with no problem. Seemed like it wasn't seized to me. Owner had already purchased a new one...
It ended up at my house where I changed the oil that was about an inch overfull and black. Dumped the gas, put 30 weight back in, added fresh fuel and it started first pull. (Also added handle bolts that had been snitched, a replacement cable for the kill lever and cleaned the plug on my wire wheel.) It smoked heavily for about 5 minutes, but then it cleared up and mowed fine.
Son suggested it might have been seized from too much oil. I supposed if oil gets up into the upper part of the engine, that could happen. The smoking was sure evidence that oil had gotten where it shouldn't have been.
Ever hear of an engine seized from too much oil?