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I have a JD 102 tractor with a Briggs 17HP engine. Was running then the engine stopped hard. On trying to turn the flywheel pulley manually it doesn't budge. Thoughts?

Immediately on stopping I pulled the dipstick out and there seemed to be a little "smoke" coming form the dipstick hole.

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