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Re: [T3] Old engine startup


On 2 Mar 99, at 19:22, Everett Barnes wrote:

> I saw a '63 Squareback for sale recently, last driven/run in 1977 and
> began wondering, would it be possible to start up the engine after all
> that time, assuming it's not frozen?
> 
> What steps wout·cessary to do so without blowing it up?

A lot depends on how and where it has been stored. Dry is good. 

Someone once told me that they had an old engine that was frozen up. 
They removed the spark plugs and then FILLED each cylinder with ATF 
and let it sit for a couple of days. This can't be completely true 
since at least one exhaust valve will be open.

Then, with the spark plugs still out, they cranked the engine, 
blowing the ATF everywhere. Then started it up.

I haven't tried this myself, but it sounds easier than a rebuild.

Jim
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Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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