Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SW Devil's Triangle
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ditto on take the heads off. Look at the cylinder walls for rust. It doesn't take much rust in the cylinder walls to freeze it up. And even if the cylinder walls are rusty, that's not necessarily the end of it. Once you get it apart, and the pistons out, you can either rent or buy a cylinder honing tool. It's just three ( usually) fine grinding stones that you spin on an electric drill that polishes up the steel cylinder wall. The piston can be cleaned up by hand, as it actually doesn't touch the cylinder wall, since that seal is by the piston rings. Which are cheap and easy to replace.
First thing, though, is to get that motor apart at least to the major subassemblies, so you can see what you have to work with. I am not familiar with that particular motor, but I have rebuilt a whole lot of different engines of other kinds. My guess is that the crank and connecting rods that were immersed in oil are okay, and that your issues are from the piston rings up. just a guess.
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