Against all better judgment, I let my engine
go 6 months + between starts. In that time period we've rewired Illusion, applied new paint
on the deck
and a whole host of other things but never once turned the key and hit the ignition.
Horror story commences........
After we got the starting circuit hooked back up, went to go start the motor
-- and just got a clunk, removed the starter and jumped it -- it works great, it's the big beautiful red westerbeke
that doesn't (hoping flattery will get me somewhere), I've got a 2' breaker bar on the crankshaft pulley and can't make it budge an inch, or even a millimeter so far as I can tell.
I removed the valve case and moved each of the valve springs manually and they each moved normally and didn't appear to be stuck. Checked the oil
level normal, didn't seem watery etc. Then removed the fuel
injectors and poured Marvel Mystery Oil into the void in the case where the injectors normally go (not sure of the term...injector holes?)
I've pour about 1.5 quarts of MMO in the injector holes, basically only a little goes in before it pools (it's a 4 cylinder engine). I did find if I opened the second valve (the more aft valve) of every pair I can pour more into each cylinder -- not sure what that means, should I keep the valves open and pour in MMO/PB Blaster until no more will go in or is opening that valve sending the MMO into the exhaust
This all started on Thurs...it's been 5 days, the message boards with other seized diesels say be patient, it will eventually come free but it's december, we were supposed to be sailing by now and I'm not feeling so patient
Should I remove the head
and pour MMO directly into the cylinders (head gasket
is 180...not too much, but I'm currently unemployed trying to go cruising) and try to move them more? Should I remove the starter and try to turn the fly wheel
manually instead of using the starter to do it? What else can I try? Is their a patron saint for seized diesels?
Any and all advice appreciated, the good stuff will be applied