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DIY diesel overhaul

I just bought an old boat. the westerbeke W21a diesel engine is locked up and won''t turn by hand. The mechanic said i need a new engine without even looking it over.

I don''t know much about diesels but i''m good with all things mechanical and not afraid to take on something new if i have a god book or to to follow.

Is overhauling a diesel really all that difficult for a novice? I have a pretty extensive set of tools and i''m willing to buy the rest (i think).

Are there some things i can try that might free up the engine?

All thoughts and comments would be appreciated.

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