Originally Posted by Bris4fun
Thanks for that will try that.....It didn't actually stop or seize ....just didn't start again. After replacing the manifold
First - Welcome aboard and with that username, presumably you are a banana bender
OK, now about your engine problem. I'm a little confused, the orginial post states the engine was seized and wouldn't budge, even manually. This sent us all of down the hydro lock line...
Now it seems that the engine isn't seized, rather it won't start after replacing the manifold.
So lets look at the failure to start issue.
1. Does the electric
operate normally and spin the motor over easily but the engine fails to fire up and run
2. does the electric
starter motor fail to turn the engine over at all.
The answer to this is critical in deciding which fault finding path to follow next.
If 1, then you probably have a fuel
supply issue like no fuel
, dirty fuel supply, crud blocking the fuel line, air in the fuel line or air being sucked into the fuel supply etc.
if 2, then you probably have an electrical
issue in the starter motor circuit like flat battery
, corroded terminals, failed ground return wire, dodgy solenoid, faulty start switch, dodgy connectors in engine harness, worn out starter motor and so on.
Either scenarios could possibly be caused when replacing the manifold or doing the minor servicing a few days earlier. By the way, did you carry out either of these tasks or have someone else do them? What was the nature of the minor service