ThaddeusW Posted August 30, 2007 Share Posted August 30, 2007 What a crazy week I had. Monday august 20th I get a call informing me my close friend of 20 years Dominick Jaksic died in a car crash. I went to his parents house and helped get the funeral ready. Wednesday went to the wake and then got ready for my road trip. The up side was I made the trip not only to get the engine but to get my other good friend Joe up in Lakemoor Il. Thursday I left and made it to the Vickery Ohio area and spent the night. The I80 was backed up in pa dead stop for construction. Sat for about 1.5 hours. Friday arrive in Peru IA around 4pm and the guy had a good laugh about me bringing a cargo van. The engine made it in but he broke the intake manifold elbow that bolts on so it can be replaced. Left Peru and headed down 24 to I65 and man I headed into a storm that was total white out. Get to the I80 and take it west only to hit yet another traffic jam. I call my friend who says there is serious flooding on the 80 thanks to the storm. well two hours later it opens back up and UI now find out something I never knew before. Apparently the divider barrier on the 80 is water tight. The water was about 4 inches from the top of the barrier on the opposite side. Finally we start moving and I get to my friends house around 10:30. We leave around 12 and see 2 accidents on our way to the 80. Again we hit traffic because of the flood. I creep down until the next exit where I got off went down and around the traffic and get back on 80. While im on the 80 I pass a truck that went off the road down the embankment and into a field. Must have just happened because there wasn't an emergency vehicle in sight and the trucker set up cones. If he fell asleep at the wheel that sure woke him up. Made it to the Ohio border where we caught 4 hours and continued to his grandmothers house in Ellicott City, MD. He hasn't seen her in years and his parents decided to surprise her with a visit from him. Go out that night have some fun and get sleep. Sunday we leave and get to NJ where we met up with some friends and then went home. What a trip, 2035 miles total the longest drive I have ever made. I got to admit the 3500 van handled the weight pretty good. brakes held up nice too but the hills in PA were a real pain. Well on to the engine:Looks like its been sitting for more then 3 weeks, more like 3 decades. Turbo seized, generator barely turns, triplex compound linkage frozen solid but the water pump and fan spin freely, yay. Don't know bout the crank.My question is what voltage would the starter be? I dont want to try to turn it over only to let the magic smoke out of the starter. Also how hard should it be to try to wiggle or turn the crankshaft by hand if the transmission is in neutral? If the engine is seized up my first try should be to try and remove the injectors to peer into the cylinders right? Now how does one go about that? I see two bolts but is there anything more? The engine still isn't out of the van yet but hopefully tomorrow or the next day I will have some more time to get it out. Quote -Thad What America needs is less bull and more Bulldog! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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