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Old 09-29-2013, 07:33 PM
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How dip I move the crank shaft?

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Originally Posted by Lenny430 View Post
How dip I move the crank shaft?
Remove spark plugs. Mix 50/50 automatic transmission fluid and diesel fuel. Pour a cup full into each spark plug hole. Let sit a couple of days. Attach a long breaker bar (6 feet long) onto the crank at the front of the motor. Give the bar a tug forward and backward each day when you go past the motor. After a while, you'll begin getting a little movement. Keep after it until you get a full rotation.
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Not sure on a 54, but on my 49 it's no big deal to drop the pan and do a visual.If you are lucky maybe you won't hurt the gasket and can reinstall the pan. The oil/trans fluid proceedure is a good one but if there is a serious rod or main bearing problem soaking it forever won't help. Had one like that! Good luck !
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I have a 472 Cadd in my saw mill. I should start and run it every year and the 6 trucks we have parked but I didn't, after the oil in the cylinders I pulled the starter and used a pry bar on the teeth on the flywheel and got it to move. and when I got it running NO smoke. Good caddy high nickle alloy blocks.
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