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Re: Installing new engine
First, I'd pull the injectors and see if the engine turns over. The rings may be rusted to the cylinder walls or liners. The head should probably go to a shop to have the valve guides renewed, the valves seated and the injectors would do well with a rebuild.
If the engine is frozen, then you'll want to drain the oil and fill the sump and pistons with diesel and let it sit a week or two, taking a breaker bar and gently putting pressure through the crank shaft bolt, hoping to break it free. If this works you can determine the damage to the cylinder walls (or liners) and decide if the block needs to go out to repair this.
With any luck, none of this will be necessary, but not skipping any steps to make sure your 'new' engine is as new when you install it will save you big time down the road.
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