Xantia - non start following break down

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Re: Xantia - non start following break down

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Balls!

Found the reason I can't turn the crankshaft...pistons are rusted in. Going to try some penetrating oil.
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Re: Xantia - non start following break down

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If the HG hasn't been leaking for a long time, and the engine has recently run, the steel parts (rings, bore) should have survived, and a good soaking with penetrating oil should free things up. Cylinder walls are pretty hardy things.
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Re: Xantia - non start following break down

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Very glad to hear that! I'll keep soaking it...
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Re: Xantia - non start following break down

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It's been a week as I've been sick.

Acetone/ ATF mix did the trick. Hurrah.

Taking the cylinder head to the machine shop tomorrow. Can I ask...can I leave the valves in? And injectors? I don't want to disturb them if I don't have to. I have taken the cam off so the valves sit low.