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Is this engine bad or do we have a chance?

Customer Question

is this engine bad or do we have a chance?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

Can I ask what your problem is and I'll offer my advice to you?

Gary

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
bought a truck with seized engine trying to figure out what caused id working on taking plus out not easy they are soaking in pb blaster now
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
plugs
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

If the plugs are difficult to get out, that's not a good start.

Can you turn the engine by hand in either direction?

How long has the engine not been run for?

Has it ingested water in any way, loss of coolant, flood, river crossing etc?

Gary

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
engine wont turn about 3 weeks overflow is at minimum mark
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
engine wont turn over with breaker bar
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Have you got the spark plugs out and still won't turn with a breaker bar?

Gary

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, we haven't pulled them out yet. Its raining hard here so I won't touch them until Tuesday. The altenator is also seized solid.
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Ok, It's not sounding too good so far.

I'll wait until you get your plugs out for further correspondence.

Gary

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Okay, I'll let you know. Thanks.
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

Have you got anywhere with your engine problem?

Gary