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> Engine turnover, Looking at possible purchase
EJP914
post Nov 17 2020, 04:09 PM
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Hi,
I am looking at a pretty rust free '73 with a 1.7 engine. Car has been sitting for about 4-5 years without starting it. I don't suppose the engine is seized up from all that time sitting, but any suggestions on how to turn it over by hand to see if it still moves?
Read somewhere to put the car in 5th gear and attempt to push it forward. Would that work or is there a better way?
Thanks for the help.
Ed
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EJP914   Engine turnover   Nov 17 2020, 04:09 PM
Cairo94507   Hi Ed, You could also pull the spark plugs, squirt...   Nov 17 2020, 04:41 PM
Tdskip   ^^^^^ Best way to do it. You could also just try...   Nov 17 2020, 04:48 PM
EJP914   Guys, Thanks for the advice. I get removing the p...   Nov 17 2020, 09:09 PM
Tdskip   Yes, that is the right spot but personally I find ...   Nov 17 2020, 09:11 PM
PlaysWithCars   5th gear and roll it. Definitely the simplest way...   Nov 18 2020, 12:46 AM
Gint   5th gear and roll it. Definitely the simplest way...   Nov 21 2020, 11:42 AM
Cairo94507   Either way will get it done. The wrench on the al...   Nov 18 2020, 08:02 AM
EJP914   Many thanks for the replies. Assuming engine rolls...   Nov 20 2020, 09:42 AM
Superhawk996   Many thanks for the replies. Assuming engine roll...   Nov 20 2020, 10:17 AM
bdstone914   Many thanks for the replies. Assuming engine rol...   Nov 20 2020, 12:07 PM
Superhawk996   Oh, and I forgot the best part. When it finally f...   Nov 20 2020, 05:48 PM
EJP914   Thanks for the heads up on the smoke, etc. Car is ...   Nov 21 2020, 08:45 AM
Superhawk996   Take a look in tank with flashlight. In my case...   Nov 21 2020, 09:03 AM
Gint   Take a look in tank with flashlight. In my case...   Nov 21 2020, 11:46 AM
EJP914   Many thanks for the advice and responses. I look...   Nov 23 2020, 09:04 AM
Spoke   Many thanks for the advice and responses. I loo...   Nov 23 2020, 11:36 AM
Tdskip   While it is possible it seems highly unlikely that...   Nov 23 2020, 09:28 AM
Cairo94507   Given these cars are 50 years of age.....12K miles...   Nov 23 2020, 12:06 PM
EJP914   First of all, thanks for bringing my head back to ...   Nov 27 2020, 07:36 PM
Spoke   The picture of the door jamb looks good; very good...   Nov 27 2020, 08:24 PM
Cairo94507   Hi Ed - I think your offer was good. Just sit and...   Nov 28 2020, 07:45 AM


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