View Full Version : 3GMF seized need opinions

05-22-2011, 09:18 PM
I've just recently got a Hunter 34 1984 Sailboat. I know most of the history of the boat, and think some seawater came in through the exhaust during a hurricane.

I have been trying for over a week to pull the injectors to no avail. I gave up on that after mutilating one pretty bad and decided to pull the head off. Well, can't say I was surprised after the injectors wouldn't budge. The cylinders have some heavy duty rust/corrosion on them. Here are some photos of the worst.

The motor was just rebuilt before the water intrusion, but has sat for ~2-3 years in it's current state.

I'm prepared to pull the entire thing out and take it in for a hone/liners. What should I do? Could it be cleaned out as is?






05-22-2011, 09:42 PM
There is no need to try any longer to get this one running. Pull the block and have it re lined. Chunks of rust = Chunks of missing metal.

05-23-2011, 10:35 PM
Thanks, I pulled it this afternoon and it's going to the rebuilder.