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.