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Tecumseh 195cc 7hp engine is very hard to turn over, had to use a bar and socket,after removing the pull starter to turn it over, the oil is clean,not burnt,also removed the plug it was good ,squirted some oil into the cylinder, kept turning it around but the starter will not turn the moter over,it feels like the moter is half seized, checked all under the moter in case the belt pulleys were seized etc, all was ok.

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You are probably correct by saying the engine is half siezed. Rust will get inside the cylinder if it is not used very often. This is a common problem. You are doing the correct thing by turning the engine over with a wrench while putting oil or penetrating oil down the cylinder. The cylinder usually cleans up after a while of turning the engine. But please note that if this is the case then rust has gotten into the cylinder and it may have caused some damage. I have "broke loose" many engines by using the penetrating oil and turning them over by hand with good success. But this may cause it to use some oil, break a ring, or cause more engine damage. Be careful and good luck. Hope this helps.

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