this came from ur first postin..
'''''''''Unique thing happened to this,,IMO
Kohler courage 26 hp sv735-3022
It was run low on oil ,,,and engine seized!! Oil drain plug came loose on its own,,oops!!'''''''''''''
I don't think the crank seal was in too far accordin to ur pics..
so the crank is out.. now tell me how the machinist is gonna find the dead center of the bearing surface.. just remember that he's gotta machine it out to b not more 0.0002.. yup.. if he's more than that it's wasted time & $$$.. also he can't use a lathe to do the reborin for a bushin..
u might get the crank to come out OK.. steel is a lot harder than aluminum is.. usin Meratic Acid will eat all the aluminum off the crank.. but that process is dangerous to do..
I almost feel as if I am arguing with you now because you want to be correct in what you said. I really dont care about that. So lets give it up please.
If you read what I posted about being "no oil,drain plug loose"" In the same post at bottom I also said I was second guessing that because I found allot more oil in it than I thought there would be.
And after got crank out,,,I see the oil port could be blocked, if oil seal is in all the way. I removed the seal a long time ago and was not looking for that at the time!!
Ya these engine need to be with in certain tolerances,,,but they are not rockets going to the moon. Ive seen them run with slop ,,banging around and still running. I am certain I could put this together as is,,after cleaning and polishing everything and it would run for a long time. But it will fail quicker than if it is done correctly!!! How long?? no body can say!!
I will get another casing before I do that. I think the crank is fine!!
But the machine shop should be able to repair this,,and repair it correctly.
I do feel this could have been much worse,, like you pointed out earlier,,but maybe I just got lucky its not so bad this time.
I am willing to pay a pretty good price for that,,since it will be better than buying a new engine.