26 hp Kohler,,strange problem found
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!!
But this is not the problem I am referring to,,because I have seen this happen before. And always on the Courage series!! So sad.
So i tear the engine apart to see what rods broke ,,or whatever!!
And I get the cover off,,,,huh?? No broken anything!!! And everything looks perfect. So what is holding it from moving???
Reach in and remove rod caps. And Pistons slide up into cylinders!!! lol Still cant figure what is locking this up.
Pull,flywheel,heads, valves and cam!!! Now it just a crank,,hanging in block and it is locked into the casing,,,on the flywheel end.
And it is locked in hard!!!
I cannot,,so far get it out!! Seems there is a brass bushing maybe that the crank rides on,that is smoked. I can barely see the edge of it.
For me,,I have never seen this happen before. And I am not sure if it is fixable. Parts list does not show a bearing or bushing there. So what does the crank ride on at that end of casing??
All the internal parts to this 2 year old engine are in perfect shape!! Can still see the factory honing on cylinders.
I am going to heat it up and try getting it out today. But it is a strange sight seeing this crank hanging in this bare block like this!! lol
Ill get some pics before I remove it. I will be lucky if I dont break the aluminum casing getting this apart. I have no idea whats going to happen when heating aluminum and then hitting it.
I am also second guessing if this was from low oil,,because I found at least a quart still in engine,,,,and nothing else looks like it was hot.
Has anyone seen this happen before?? Is this the end of this engines life??