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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:41 am    Post subject: Seized Engine Reply with quote

Please help!
My '74 super beetle sat for three years and the engine has now seized. I tried to turn the crankshaft pulley but wont turn. Can someone please help?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:52 am    Post subject: Re: Seized Engine Reply with quote

Is it out of gear? The shifter in neutral, that is.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:15 am    Post subject: Re: Seized Engine Reply with quote

Additionally, stored under what conditions? Outdoors? Covered?
Did you take the fan belt off?
Remove the spark plugs; It's hard to overcome the compression stroke w/ plugs in.
Was it "running when parked"? Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:29 am    Post subject: Re: Seized Engine Reply with quote

If those don't work use some marvels mystery oil, ATF, PB blaster - something similar in each cylinder, down the intake also - then be patient and keep turning it by hand.

I just had a "sized" engine and had it running in a day.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Seized Engine Reply with quote

rozek wrote:
Please help!
My '74 super beetle sat for three years and the engine has now seized. I tried to turn the crankshaft pulley but wont turn. Can someone please help?


Stay calm. It'll be fine unless you abused it.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Seized Engine Reply with quote

just had good luck wit a 50 / 50 mix of acetone and ATF (from a hotrod forum) got the #2 piston out of a 1940 hercules flathead that sat for 10 years with 1/2 gallon of water in the oil.. yes it ran when parked...it laughed at conventional penetrating oils....pour it in the plugholes with a piece of fuel line and a funnel and let it sit at least 2 weeks,top off as needed....dont force anything,you can bend a rod
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