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 04-23-2007, 16:07 Post: 141449
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I bought a Chipper/Shreader used for $150 with a 5hp Briggs I think it is a MTD. It is far from the pride of the fleet. Anyway to make a long story short I ran the thing out of oil and the piston froze in the cylinder. After some ado (prying on the cutters) I managed to get the engine to turn over and spin freely. It cranked on the first pull and runs good but smokes. I am sure that where the rings welded to the side of the cylinder is the problem.

Now for the Question: As I am not going to tear this engine down, Is there some magic liquid that I can add to the oil or gas that may help to prolong its life.






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 04-23-2007, 16:25 Post: 141450
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 Briggs 5hp engine seized

Three little words.

Marvel Mystery Oil.

Either that, or considering your reasonably warm location, fill it with 80W-90 gear oil.

I doubt you'll have to worry much about skeeters bothering you while you work either way......

Best of luck.






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Thanks Murf I'll stop at wallyworld and try it this weekend.






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