First a picture of the valve train.
Went out to diner, I wasn’t much company but the change of scene cleared my mind. Or I have gone full on delusional.
Very briefly …
I installed a small “last drop” bilge pump
that I Tee’ed into the drain from the engine anti-siphon. Being thoughtful installed a ball valve on the anti-siohon side just to be sure no water went the wrong way.
HOWEVER, what I failed to consider is that when I shut the engine off, the water drains from the sea water hoses because the anti-siphon allows air in. By placing the ball valve I prevented air from getting to the siphon, so I created a siphon.
Makes sense time wise.
My PREDICTIONS (usually wrong) are:
Tomorrow I will open the exhaust
system. I expect it to be full of water.
The engine is NOT seized, it can not push the water out the very long and deep exhaust
run. That is why I am gaining wee bits of turn, I am bumping tiny bits of water out.
Once the exhaust is open the engine will turn over by hand easily. (Oh pease God be so)
Oil rides on water, no water got to the rings or valves.
is sitting in fresh water. The engine has not run since the water got in. There was fresh water AROUND the bearings but likely not IN the bearings. If I do it right, flush the engine properly, it will start up and run with no ill effect except on my schedule, nerves, and ego.
I am going far out in a limb with these predictions. Please hope I am correct for once.
I am exhausted.
It IS the 16 valve version.
RE: Dip stick bango joint.
This engine can have the dip stick on either side, on this model the port side fitting had a plug
in the hole. I put a oil drain valve in their, I remove the lock, open the valve, and let the oil flow out. Use it for oil changes. Made draining all the old oil/water out relatively easy.