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RE: Where to start with a seized engine

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Subject: RE: Where to start with a seized engine
From: Mark Miller <>
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 1996 10:48:41 -0700
This sounds like a good starting point.
I'd use Kroil; it is a penetrating oil good for unsticking frozen screws 
and such and does a great job.  It isn't cheap, but neither is a rebuild. 
 I bought it from the manufacturer (Kano Labs 615-833-4101); it costs $5 or 
so for a spray can, and $16 for a gallon.

good luck with the project.
Mark Miller

From:   Peter Schauss x 2014[]
Sent:   Monday, October 07, 1996 9:51 AM
Subject:        Where to start with a seized engine

A friend of mine was just given a 1986 Alpha Romeo with
a seized engine.  He knows nothing at all about the
condition of the engine.  My first reaction was to
suggest that he pull the spark plugs and shoot some oil
into the cylinders to see if he could make the engine turn over.
If that is a good idea, what kind of oil should he use and how

Any other suggestions as to how he should procede before he
resorts to a complete rebuild?


Peter Schauss
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II
1980 MGB

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