Farmall 100 seized

Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:41 pm

I just inherited a farmall 100 that is is great shape but it has been sitting for about 4 or 5 years. I put new gas in it, changed the oil and had to replace the points, plugs and wires to get it started. After warming up it ran great, I ran it for about an hour yesterday and again last night for a while around the yard. Today I went to start it and the engine is seized. I think that maybe the thermostate was stuck or something after sitting for so long and the engine overheated. Any comments or suggestions, help!!!!

Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:47 pm

First, remove the plugs and make sure you don't have a cylinder full of gas. It could also be the starter jammed against the ring gear. It doesn't necessarily mean really bad news.

Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:51 pm

Thanks I'll check.


Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:30 pm

It was the starter, I pulled it off and it started right up. It scared me I guess because I just got it running. You don't know how much I appriciate your suggestion.


Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:03 pm

Glad we could help Steve. Welcome aboard!