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Old 09-04-2017, 03:54 PM   #54
City: kemah
Country: USA
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 1,112

disconnect the shift cable and see if you can move the shift lever through the gears easily. make sure you feel it pass thru the detents. Then put it in neutral and see if the engine rolls over.

The #4 looks like it has rust, and thats not good. If the engine hydrolocked while under power it could have bent some connecting rods.

If you cant roll the engine over in neutral then you have to beat the siezed pistons out. Then if you have enough sleeve left to bore out its time for that.

Me, personally, I wouldnt stick another nickel in it. Replace it with a cummins natually aspirated. Way cheaper, rugged, and parts are everywhere for far less than lehmans. I am putting this one in my boat. I pet it everytime I am at the storage....
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