Originally Posted by Captin_Kirk
The anti freeze is in where the raw water will get sucked into! How can it stay in. I guess I should clarify. The palmer is a gas engine, not diesel
. Would there be a difference. Should I put some oil
in the cylinders and turn it over a few times by hand to get it lubed up? Or just crank it up. The gas tank has been removed, cleaned and reinstalled with fresh fuel
, and the carb has been rebuilt already.
I see...OK well yes then you have to set a barrel ou at the exhaust through hull
and catch all that water till it clears up...your yard should have all that stuff and a method of disposing of it.
As far as what to do differently...you will know with the first turn of the key is she is seized up....not the end of the world here if it is...Then yes you will want to pull the plugs and squirt in some lightweight oil 20 weight would be good,, marvel mystery oil or tyranny fluid is fine as well..Let it sit over night...Then you are going to have to try and break it free by hand...
The best place is the main crank shaft pulley nut..This will take a long breaker bar and socket to accomplish....If it feels like it is taking too much effort and your concerned about breaking the bolt...Try and locate a couple holes in the pulley and get the yard to fashion something to engage the holes as well as welding a large 1" or better nut on the plate..this will allow you to physically jump on the breaker bar shocking the crank and breaking the pistons free.
Here is one I made up of just such a process I explained.
Once you have it broke free..continue to rotate the engine several complete rotations... you will fell it getting easier and easier...you will know when its time to try the starter again...Put the plugs back in once the starter will spin it fast enough and try to get her to start.
If it were me I would get her to start before worrying about force feeding any raw water to the pump for cooling...as soon as she fires shut her down and rig that up..it will keep you from flooding your exhaust with raw water manifold and possibly your engine with raw water.
You will probably want to change your oil right away after you get her running and warm for a couple minutes.
Hope this helps.
I have to find my home made tool and take a picture of it ..so i will post that later..have to run an errand right now.