Dropped valve, mebbe?

On Fri, Feb 2, 2018 at 5:46 PM, Curley McLain via Mercedes <
mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:

> It has been out of the car, sitting on a shelf.  Plugs in.  I just pulled
> the plugs and all look OK.  The pistons near TDC are 4 and 7  (Rt bank back
> is 4) Left bank next to back is 7) when the engine stops turning.  From
> what I can see shining a light in the holes, all are dry with normal
> combustion residue.
>
> I think the cylinders are ok.
>
> Probably next is to pull the valve covers and start checking timing chain
> and its guides.
>
>
> Randy Bennell via Mercedes <mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>
>> February 2, 2018 at 4:45 PM
>>
>> Have you heard it run or is this an engine in a derelict car that has not
>> run in a long while?
>> Are the spark plugs in it? Could a cylinder be full of coolant and
>> causing a hydraulic lock?
>>
>> RB
>>
>>
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