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Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 02:07 AM
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hi guys, i bought a 69 baja with a 1835 engine.. but the old owner said that it was engine ceased.. it been sitting on the yard for 2 years .. what should i do??? should i get a new cheap motor or rebuilt it, and if i wanna rebuild the motor what rebuild kit i should get and do you guys think that i need a new block cause its been sitting for awhile?.. thanks


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Post Post subject: Re: i need help!!
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Tear it down and see what the damage is.. It may be cheaper to rebuild.
I've heard of guys pouring mystery oil into the cylinders and the block and freed them up, but that is a heck of a gamble especially if you don't know the history of the engine.
I guess a question I would have to ask the old owner is, did it seize due to lack of oil/oil pressure? If so, could be a mess.


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Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 05:01 AM
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i'm old school, put lots of oil in the cylinders and tie a rope to it and pull, see if you can free it first. I have had it work on two jeeps that had sat to long. Never tried it on a VW but i would.

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they said its been sitting for 2 years and the water came into it.. it has the stinger exhaust and they didnt cover it.. im gonna pick it up tom. and ask for more info.. i hope the oil technique will work, but i will strip it down too so i can see if it is rusted inside.. thanks for the suggestion


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Diesel oil (cheaper than mystery oil and thinner than engine oil) let it sit for a week or longer then try to rock it in gear. The mag case and engine mounts are too weak for jerking it with another car especially after it has had an open exhaust filling up with rain for two years. It will have to be dissasembled but at least it will free wheel. It is a poster child for using a u tube exhaust. Smile

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