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checking salvage yard engine

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11-20-02, 08:53 AM   #1  
checking salvage yard engine

basically i bought a used engine from salvage yard it
has problem once you put the water/anti/engine start to
spudder then dies out doi need to use a different head or
is the block bad.is there a test you can do to see if the block
good or bad somewhere out there.
thnk you

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11-20-02, 09:54 AM   #2  
It would be a collosal help to know what type of engine we are talking about, what application it is going into, what condition and mileage of the "replacement engine" etc.

With junkyard parts you get what you pay for. If you didn't hear the motor run in the junkyard, you take a big risk of buying a rather large boat anchor .

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11-21-02, 11:12 AM   #3  
I agree with Joe here, I would at least have a compression test performed if I couldn't hear the engine run, a compression test and a leak down test will tell you quite a bit about an engines condition.

Most J-yards around here give you some kind of 30 day warranty at least on big ticket items, like engines. Check it out if your head is shot or anything else major is wrong with the engine.

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