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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 7:38 pm    Post subject: Freeing a stuck engine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

In an earlier post there were a lot of suggestions on how to free a stuck engine, and I was just wondering if anyone had ever heard of or tried this one. About 30 years ago, when my dad was still working in street maintenance, they had a 51 Ford truck for a sand spreader. Over one summer the engine stuck. He tried everything he could think of to free it, oil, diesel etc. Nothing worked. Then someone told him to try filling the cylinders with Coca-Cola. With nothing to lose, he removed the spark plugs and filled it up with the Coke. After a few weeks, the engine was free. It burned a lot of oil for a while, but it eventually stopped. I don't know that the sugar in the Cokle is the best thing for an engine, but it didn't seem to hurt this one!!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:43 am    Post subject: Re: Freeing a stuck engine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Look at the ingredients in coke. Phosphoric acid is one of them.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:43 am    Post subject: Re: Freeing a stuck engine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ive un-stuck about a dozen motors and never had the patience or luck with penetrating oils,even though PB Blaster has been my favorite.The best system ive seen is a large water heater element,a circulating pump plumbed into the cooling system on the tractor,run the water up to temperature and bump the starter

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:31 am    Post subject: Re: Freeing a stuck engine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

say james that sounds like a good idea. could ya give a little more info on that setup. what kind of water heater, pump, reservoir? how hot? pictures?
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Freeing a stuck engine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Brad Motheral wrote:
(quoted from post at 23:31:38 11/27/10) say james that sounds like a good idea. could ya give a little more info on that setup. what kind of water heater, pump, reservoir? how hot? pictures?


YES JAMES!! I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO KNOW MORE. PERHAPS A DRAWING OF SOME PLANS TO BUILD THIS SYSTEM. I'VE GOT A HALF A DOZEN MOTORS THAT I COULD TRY THIS ON. IF ITS NOT TOO MUCH TROUBLE WE'D ALL LIKE TO SEE THIS SO WE CAN BUILD ONE. THANKS!
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Freeing a stuck engine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My friend Larry Horst made it his # is 1-240-324-0528

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Freeing a stuck engine Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Call Larry Horst at 240-324-0528

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