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The engine needs to be replaced can it be done or the generator done for the cylinder wall is mess up and throws oil out of engine

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I have change the piston that was broken on my car engine,after that I started it but the engine is messing

did you check the cylinder to see if there was any damage done the cylinder wall and the valves. what shape is the plug in. you will have to check some things out further.

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The pull cord is to hard to pull,cant pull it to start,,what would cauae it to be hard to pull

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Why is my car losing oil?

Hi..That is a lot of oil you are losing, The engine is definitely toast.
Blue/Gray Smoke: Blue/gray exhaust smoke is an indication of oil burning in the combustion chamber.

Valve Guides: Excessive clearance between the valve stem and the valve guide allows oil to leak past the gap into the cylinder.
Piston Rings: Worn or damaged piston rings will cause blow-by resulting in blue/gray smoke.
Worn Cylinder Walls: Worn cylinder walls cause blow-by resulting in blue/gray smoke.
PCV System: A stuck closed PCV valve will cause excessive crankcase pressure resulting in blue/gray smoke.
Is it worth fixing? Depends on how much this car means to you, Mileage of vehicle, and just how much money you want to throw into a 20 year old car..The engine will need to be completely overhauled or change out with a used engine probably close to 800- $1000 either way..Probably have a lot more into this than you can live with I'm guessing
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Honda gxv 160

How old is the mower? Is it OHV or flathead? Does it burn oil? Low compression in these small engines is usually caused by bad rings. Try putting one-half teaspoon of motor oil in the cylinder, crank the engine without the spark plug in, replace the spark plug and try to start the engine. If it starts and runs, then the rings need to be replaced. By putting oil in the cylinder, you re-seal the rings to the cylinder wall, this is only temporary. Deglaze the cylinder wall and replace the rings and you should be good to go.

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Model3708 oil from engine crank case leaking into armature

This really works. Just done it on a Wolf which peed oil when running. I found 2 crankcase bolts had fallen out. This video helped. BUT the hardest bit is getting the 7/16" Tap & bolt as it's a non standard size in UK. It can only be 7/16" as it is the correct size for the existing hole in the armature. Once tapped the bolt has to be very tight before anything moves, a smart tap with a BIG hammer on the bolt head had them apart.
Regards Tim

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My husband started it for the first time without any oil...he swore he checked ran for 5 min and now is frozen solid.....:( I would like to fix I need a whole new engine or can I...

When assembled at the factory, parts were lubed with special grease to last thru storage (could be months). This grease could have prevented really bad damage to internal parts. If worked loose the engine could run.
When overheated, aluminum parts (piston and rod) will transfer metal to cylinder and crank surface causing lock-up or the parts will expand and the engine will stop (hopefully this is your case). The crank is lubed with splash of oil caused by oil slinger on the bottom of the rod, so when you fill the crankcase oil will not get to rod journal unless you roll the engine at different angles. To unlock frozen engine, you must first get light oil (10 to 20wt) to the rod journal (by tilting or rolling) and add light oil to cylinder (remove plug and add couple tablespoons ((you can add a little gas to the oil to make it slightly more watery so that it will penetrate thru rings down to cylinder wall ))) and wait for a couple of hours to let the oil do its magic. While waiting for the oil to work, remove the fan cover or starter rewind to allow access to the flywheel nut. Apply pressure to flywheel nut with breaker bar first one direction then the other trying to work loose (the easier it is to work loose the better chance the engine was not severly damaged). If the engine works loose, start the generator and let it run for while at a slower speed (hold the governor arm preventing full throttle, let it run slow for short time (when it starts, there will be lots of smoke from oil added to cylinder, it will burn off )). If it starts and you hear bad knocking sound, most likely rod /crank was damaged. This can be repaired by replacing rod and polishing the crank with very fine emory cloth (400 grit or finer) untill all traces of aluminum transfer to crank is removed. Hard to get to rod however because the generator must be removed. Will explain how to remove generator if the engine does not come to life. If it starts and seems ok after holding back the throttle, let it run at normal speed for a while, then change the oil to recommended (10-30wt) Good luck, I will have my fingers crossed.

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I need to put on my cylynder head gasket seal and my vehicle is blowing out white my problem my seal or something else?

in general when car smokes ( white ) it burns the engine lubricating oil this because the sealing rings ( triple for each piston ) not doing their job any more or for another reason the cylinder wall itself due to the continuous friction between wall and seal o rings it creates a very Little gap that allows the oil to enter the combustion chamber and mixed then burned with fuel generating that white smoke and decreasing engine pressure
you will have to replace the cylinder head gasket since you are going to reveal the head to get into the pistons seal o rings
if the cylinder walls got little wider due to friction don`t panic you will get lager seal o rings to skip such a problem

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What's the best choke setting for starting a cold generator

Full choke to start, open choke partially immediately the engine starts to where the motor runs smoothly, continue opening as soon as you can while keeping the engine running smoothly. Be sure to open fully before leaving the unit, running it with the choke partially on can cause a rich fuel condition which tends to wash the oil off the cylinder walls and it also dilutes the oil with gasoline.


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Generater run with low oil,cant pull starter cord more than a couple of inchs,I think the motor is locked can it be repaired

Probably, but you just can't know till the engine is torn down for inspection. Will have to replace the rod, possibly the crank. Look also for damage to piston & cylinder wall. You might be better off with replacement engine.

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Car using a lot of oil and going out of tailpipe

Back to what I said before, only perhaps it didn't get really hot. Only two major causes of oil burning. 1. rings and cylinder walls are worn or 2. bearings are a bit out of clearance and throwing more oil on the cylinder walls than the oil rings can deal with. Other reason should have been taken care of when head was done: valve guides & seals. You can still read good compression with certain conditions. a more accurate test is a cylinder leakdown test. On another idea, if one cylinder was being washed down by coolant, it may have unseated the rings. sometimes they recover from this, sometimes not (likely in the cylinder with warped valves. Check that plug for oil fouling...could be where miss is.

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