Like Tree0Likes

Engine Trouble

Old 08-10-2007, 05:56 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1
Angry Engine Trouble

So, Im new here and I have a problem with my 85 Chevy 350 5.7L engine.

When I got it (01/07) I was able to crank it over. I purchased it from Kansas City, KS .. It has 356 hours on it.

I drained the fluids, and since then I have cleaned the heads and all the accessories (alternator, water pump, etc.) and replaced all the gaskets.

Everything is back together and I put in oil and it has a heat exchanger so I filled that up to. Next I tried to crank it with the starter.

The starter engages i Think (loud single click into position) but fails to turn the engine.

I tried to crank the engine with the crankshaft bolt and it just gets tighter, and I am using about 150lbs of force, I dont want the snap to bolt off.

But if I loosen the bolt (holding the harmonic balancer) the engine turns a little (seems to be tight and stuck). Then if I re-tighen the bolt the Motor turns again. (only like 1/64 of a rotation)

I had an idea that I can put some oil into each cylinder and let it sit then try cranking it???

Im not sure what's wrong.

Any ideas...


chalupien is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2007, 02:05 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: roxbury, NJ
My Boats: 89 chaparral 2550sx
Posts: 75

take all spark plugs out of the motor, if it does not spin with the starter or a wrench on the balencer, better back track your steps, something is wrong!
chaparral 2550sx is offline  
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Active Thunder
08-16-2008 11:31 PM
General Boating Discussion
07-07-2008 04:15 PM
General Q & A
08-06-2006 09:02 PM
General Q & A
10-17-2005 10:26 PM
General Q & A
08-03-2004 05:19 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:40 AM.

Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.