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big@l

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seized engine?
« on: 21:08, Tue 15 November 2011 »
Ok lads, My 5 which has been tucked away in the garage for the last 9 years doing nothing has finally had some work done to it, long story short... new starter motor fitted tonight and the engine wont crank over :(

so do any of you lads think that it is seized? big question I know, or do you think that like most things that have sat in the same place for 9 years have just gone a little tight.

Do you think it may be worthwhile towing it slowly in gear just to try and turn everything over or  would that do more damage?

any help appreciated

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Re: seized engine?
« Reply #1 on: 21:12, Tue 15 November 2011 »
Stick a 19mm socket and bar on the bottom pulley and try crank engine that way mate, if it doesn't put some oil/wd40 down the bores to try free it off
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« Reply #2 on: 21:15, Tue 15 November 2011 »
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Stick a 19mm socket and bar on the bottom pulley and try crank engine that way mate, if it doesn't put some oil/wd40 down the bores to try free it off

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« Reply #3 on: 21:24, Tue 15 November 2011 »
The 5 I bought was stood for 16 years. engine seized turbo seized clutch was siezed too. I removed the plugs and when I seen how corroded it was inside I didnt bother to do anymore. I would say the bores was full of water for them 16 years lol
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« Reply #4 on: 21:31, Tue 15 November 2011 »
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The 5 I bought was stood for 16 years. engine seized turbo seized clutch was siezed too. I removed the plugs and when I seen how corroded it was inside I didnt bother to do anymore. I would say the bores was full of water for them 16 years lol

oh that sounds terminal that- another R5 to the R5 grave yard :(

Mark if your still on, have just nipped into the garage and done that, engine is lovely and free, so no probs there then. All I am getting is a click at the starter and that is it, remind me is there just the 2 wires to the starter motor, the spade connector to the solenoid and then the larger connection that is bolted on by the 13mm nut.

Any ideas? thanks again

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« Reply #5 on: 21:45, Tue 15 November 2011 »
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The 5 I bought was stood for 16 years. engine seized turbo seized clutch was siezed too. I removed the plugs and when I seen how corroded it was inside I didnt bother to do anymore. I would say the bores was full of water for them 16 years lol

oh that sounds terminal that- another R5 to the R5 grave yard :(

Mark if your still on, have just nipped into the garage and done that, engine is lovely and free, so no probs there then. All I am getting is a click at the starter and that is it, remind me is there just the 2 wires to the starter motor, the spade connector to the solenoid and then the larger connection that is bolted on by the 13mm nut.

Any ideas? thanks again

Sounds like a bad earth. Clean all the earths and try again. Or u could use jump leads as a temporary earth. Connect to battery neggative and engine/gearbox. And body to engine/ box just to c if it turns over.
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« Reply #6 on: 22:07, Tue 15 November 2011 »
Ok will try that tomoz

thanks for your time buddy

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« Reply #7 on: 22:23, Tue 15 November 2011 »
If it's been sat for so long would it not be worth just putting a drop of oil down the bores anyway?

Then turn it over by the crank, or unplug the ignition and crank it over on the starter (when it's working).

Probably a good idea to turn it over on the starter for a bit to push some oil around.

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« Reply #8 on: 22:38, Tue 15 November 2011 »
Yeah it would be a good idea to get some oil around the engine before running it may me worth doing a oil and filter change too.
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« Reply #9 on: 16:13, Wed 16 November 2011 »
If the starter is just clicking its either bad battery, bad connection going to starter, bad earth or the starter is on its way out
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Re: seized engine?
« Reply #10 on: 22:18, Sun 20 November 2011 »
Just a quick update,

got the engine cranked over today...yay, left the main +ve direct from the battery off the starter, so no chance of it starting with out that connected  :oops: ....numpty,

so the next task is to get it fired up! need a few more bits yet before that will happen though

thanks for all your help so far

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« Reply #11 on: 20:32, Mon 21 November 2011 »
Good to hear :-) wont take much to get it running
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« Reply #12 on: 21:05, Mon 21 November 2011 »
hopefully not  :)

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« Reply #13 on: 20:50, Mon 28 November 2011 »
Watched a classic car prog other day and they put car in 4th gear and push it back and forth to see if bottom pulley moves , they also take out plugs and squirt wd40 down each plug hole , they use straw on can and do 10 quick squirts in each , also if its been stood so long , petrol could have gone off (lost its octane) , so best to empty tank and put some new in