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Re: when storing an engine, unused, please...
I have tried every concoction I can think of or has been recommended for about two weeks.
50/50 mix of ATF and acetone.
Still the flywheel barely moves - just the slightest "clunk", and moving about 1/2 a tooth and it's a big flywheel on the MD17D.
I am not optimistic.
The worst that happens is that I break it for spare parts. It is a mine of spares and should keep my own motor - a C model - going for a while yet.
In a week or two we will pull the heads and try a bit more force, and perhaps a bit of heat.
Failing that we will have to drop the sump, disconnect the big ends and take the barrels to a hydraulic press. That will shift the pistons or nothing will.
Last edited by Rockter; 10-18-2019 at 10:19 AM.