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JCinKY

02-13-2014 19:15:49
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Dr. Bert said: (quoted from post at 18:40:19 02/13/14) During teardown, each rod cap was indelibly marked with an electric grinder, both for position and direction.


Good deal. May try loosening the pan just to see if it's the seals.

Last one I did with new sleeves and rings was real tight. I just kept turning it over with a breaker bar and socket on the crank nut. That loosened it up considerably.

Another guaranteed lockup is if the pistons hit the head? Did you have either the head or block skimmed.

Is it on a stand or installed? Out of gear? Clutch not stuck? Just grasping at straws now without seeing it.
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Dr. Bert

02-13-2014 19:55:21
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 Re: N engine rebuilders in reply to JCinKY, 02-13-2014 19:15:49  
JC: Thanks for your input. Engine is still on the stand. After your replies, I think I will tear the engine down and start over. I have done a number of N engines and never had one like this. Very curious to know what is the cause. Probably "pilot error".



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JCinKY

02-13-2014 20:07:48
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 Re: N engine rebuilders in reply to Dr. Bert, 02-13-2014 19:55:21  

Dr. Bert said: (quoted from post at 20:55:21 02/13/14) JC: Thanks for your input. Engine is still on the stand. After your replies, I think I will tear the engine down and start over. I have done a number of N engines and never had one like this. Very curious to know what is the cause. Probably "pilot error".


Sorry I couldn't have been more help.

I've gotten pretty good at rebuilding them. Not because I'm good, but because I always end up in your shoes and break them back down if they're not right. There's a poster at work..."If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over."

Good luck and let us know what you find.
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Dr. Bert

02-14-2014 17:28:09
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 Re: N engine rebuilders in reply to JCinKY, 02-13-2014 20:07:48  
JC: You've been more helpful than you realize. Thank you. Loosened the pan this AM and the engine was somewhat easier to turn. Will remove same tomorrow and check each main and rod cap and bearing. Also, this may help you. On the next tight rebuild, try using mineral oil in each cylinder before another teardown. Mine turns easier after I started using it. Much easier than with plain motor oil

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Dr.Bert

02-14-2014 17:50:26
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 Re: N engine rebuilders in reply to Dr. Bert, 02-14-2014 17:28:09  
Sorry about the repeat. I thought my computer had dropped one reply.



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Dr. Bert

02-14-2014 17:23:03
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 Re: N engine rebuilders in reply to JCinKY, 02-13-2014 20:07:48  
JC: Your suggestions and input are more helpful than you know. Thanks. Loosened the pan this AM and the engine turned somewhat easier!!! Will remove the pan tomorrow and check each main and rod cap and bearing. Also--learned something that I will past along. Tried lubing with motor oil and that didn't help much, but bought some mineral oil and pour3d it in each cylinder--engine turned much easier--not great but better.

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