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18 horse Briggs

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by rgrimes945, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. rgrimes945

    rgrimes945 Senior Member
    Messages: 134

    I purchased a salter with 18 horse briggs in it and it's frozen( not started in 3 years) I put marvel oil in the cylinders but thats as far as I've gone so far. any suggestions ?
  2. jkitterman

    jkitterman Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    Will it turn over by hand? You should try to do a few revolutions by hand to make sure it will move. I am guessing it wasn't fogged before storage. Have you peeked in the cyl to see the wall condition?
  3. Antnee77

    Antnee77 PlowSite.com Addict
    from RI
    Messages: 1,056

    Is it literally seized up, or is it just not starting because it has been sitting? If the engine is revolving and is not seized up, try changing the oil and filter and the sparkplug, but the key is to spray lots of starter fluid into the plug outlet before replacing the plug.
  4. 85F150

    85F150 Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    if it was locked up, use a ratchet or wrench on the crank and try to work it back and fourth. Keep doing that until it starts to move, then keep doing it until it breaks free. It migh ttake a while but thats how i have got alot of motors unstuck.