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#1 Nerojk

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:15 PM

Hypothetically if you had an engine that was siezed (for sake of argument lets say by exposure) how hard would it be to get it back into shape? Thanks

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:27 PM

One would have to disassemble it to determine the extent of the damage. could be as little as rusty rings sticking, or as bad as a broken rod stuck in the block. Either way usually depends on the extent of damage to the block and how reasonable the repairs may be.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:10 PM

Say even if the internals were covered in suface rust you could clean it up without too much difficulty?

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:28 PM

Ok my bro has a 455 that was in such shape.cylinder 8 had an inch of water and as much rust as well.two hours of beating the piston with a maker and wood it came out.had to go .060 over to clean it up. Like bryon said, it depends on the severity of the rust.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:30 PM

Ok my bro has a 455 that was in such shape.cylinder 8 had an inch of water and as much rust as well.two hours of beating the piston with a maker and wood it came out.had to go .060 over to clean it up. Like bryon said, it depends on the severity of the rust.



.060 over on a 455? <insert horrified smiley emoticon>




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