...for my Case haypress. It's supposedly an old rebuild (typical running when parked kinda deal :-\
) but when I pull the oil plug all inside the crankcase is this silvery stuff which looks a LOT like timesaver? I thought these were roller bearing main engines????
Should I just flush it out with varsol or do I need to tear it down and clean it all out?
I dont mind doing that, Id almost rather on any secondhand engine, but Im kinda stuck at work.
WISCONSIN AHH 9.2 HP btw
It's always advisable to take a look inside before you do a first start unless you parked it.
We had a Wisc 4 cyl on an old Case Combine back on the farm in Iowa. It was prone to sticking valves each startup of the season.
Here in Cal we some them by the dozns running on concrete saws. They seem to run forever..
Pics or it didn't happen
Timesaver isn't "silvery". That's metal. It can come from rod bearings, the rings or the cylinder wall. If it has roller bearing mains, it would be a good idea to clean it out. The sediment is probably caked in the bottom. If you want the motor to last, it might be a good idea to open it up and give it a good cleaning.
The oil most likely wasn't changed on a regular basis. Like a Model T or any engine without an oil filter, frequent changes of oil keeps the engine clean.