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Engine locked up

The oil was fine. but have found copper filings in the oil filter. have taken the engine out & striped the clutch housing but no sign of copper filings inside. i have managed to release the pistons. there is a grinding sound from one of them. could it be that one of the rings has snaped??

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If its a grinding noise either you have a broke ring or a seized bearing, a complete overhaul is necessary

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