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I bought a 16-G sight unseen and got it home yesterday. I knew the engine was "blown". It was a dealer abandonment tractor. You know, somebody brings their tractor in to be fixed, dealer gives a quote to fix, the Owner said "no way" and never comes to pick it up. So I got it. It's in pretty fair shape. The engine is locked tighter than a drum. Absolutely no movement in the fly wheel. I mean nothing. So far I can't see any holes in the block. The tractor is a 87 but the engine looks to be a 2000.
 

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That stinks the engine is puked. Good deal for you though, the machine looks to be in nice shape. Did you pull the dipstick to see if there was oil in it? Are you plannin a repower or parting it out? At the dealer I work at we get that quite a bit with chainsaws and a few tractors. Good luck with it.

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When I brought home the 16G the engine was locked up tight. Once I pulled the spark plugs and blew the gasoline out it turned over easy.
 

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When I got the 16-G home, the flywheel wouldn't move either way - locked up tight as a drum. Until I removed the mouse nest that was wrapped around the starter gear. Then she purred like a kitten. Hope your fix is as easy!
 

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One thing that may be in your favor--"dealers" don't fix much--they replace with new eng,transmission,etc.So maybe you got an easy fix-just have to find the problem first.:trink40:
 

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the rest of the tractor looks to be in good shape
 

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the rest of the tractor looks to be in good shape
It is in pretty good shape. Much better than the last blown up 16-G that I hauled home.

No joy on the engine, yet. I pulled the plugs and the cylinders are not filled with gas, removed the tins and the starter is disengaged, still no turn. But I haven't found any holes or cracks in the block. I guess the heads and cylinders are next.

Any guesses as to what's got it locked?
 

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pull the flywheel off & see if something is under there. I once got a "locked up" engine only to remove a nut jummed between the flywheel & mag.
 

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pull the flywheel off & see if something is under there. I once got a "locked up" engine only to remove a nut jummed between the flywheel & mag.
I pulled the fly wheel and no love! I pulled the cylinder heads too. To O left looks allright but the O right has some issues. The gray area at the bottom looks like a film of some kind film, like tape or something. After some lunch, I'l remove the cylinders.
 

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:banghead3OK, it's bad. I pulled the #1 side cylinder because it looked the worse. I was hoping it was a stuck piston, but the piston was free, but terribly scratched. Looks somebody ran it across 50' of rough concrete. Worse, the rod is seized to the crankshaft. Good news is the # 2 side is fine.
 

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It could be that the crank is good. If not, then it is time to hunt for a another engine.

I see there is a B48 on CL in Maryland and another near Philly.
 

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It could be that the crank is good. If not, then it is time to hunt for a another engine.

I see there is a B48 on CL in Maryland and another near Philly.
I have a running CCKA on an 816 that I'm never going to restore. I'd move that over to his tractor if I had a need for this tractor.

Somebody make me an offer on an engine-less G with hydraulics!
 
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