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Siezed engine... Any hope?
So this thread is about a gasser, but I figure the same principles apply.
I have a 2001 F350 V10 work truck. I pulled up to the shop one night last week and parked the work truck. I tinkered with my diesel for a few hours. I went to my work truck and tried to start it and nothing. I could hear the starter engage but not turn. I checked the battery, all was good there. Made sure the starter as getting the proper voltage, good there. I tried to turn the nut on the harmonic balancer, attached to the crank, and could not get it to budge. I took it to a shop and they came up with the same conclusion, the engine is seized.
I dont believe there was any catastrophic failure. The truck was not overheating, i did not hear it throw a rod or anything fail apart in the engine, and everything was normal when I parked it and turned it off. The only concern I have is possibly the oil pump went bad, which might cause this. I am curious what your thoughts are on this.
I am also looking for any plausible way to attempt to get the engine cranking again. Any recommendations would be appreciated and considered.
1999 F250 XLT 4X4