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So we picked it up last night. Talked to previous owner who said it had a terrible leak at the header and he replaced some portion of the exhaust studs after it sounded like a "knock" (I forget the exact number of studs he said, but less than "all"). His timeline got foggy, but apparently after some period of it sitting while he piddled with working on it he finally got it back together and it wouldn't turn over. He has 5 of 10 plugs out, and the belt off of the front of the motor and said he couldn't get it to turn in that mode using a breaker bar on the crank.
We're going to pull the other five plugs and put a breaker bar of our own on there and see what happens, then we'll go from there. I find it hard to believe that a motor (even it was knocking) just "locked up" while sitting there.
2005 F350 Lariat, DRW, CCLB, 6.0L, 6spd, 4x4 (all the normal stuff replaced, leaky head gaskets [again]...)
2006 F450 XL, DRW, RCNB (regular cab, no bed
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), 6.0L, Auto, RWD. Stock head gaskets, stock bolts, running strong without a hint of puking.
2000 Excursion (project)
2001 TDI Jetta (wife's ride). Injectors. Still slow as molasses in winter.