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Some people might remember me from the email lists from a few years ago. Ok, heres the deal. I have a 92 red egt, and blew the auto trans out for the 5th time and put the car to sleep. I then picked up a new trans & while replacing it, I noticed a nice sized crack along 2 of the cylinder walls. So I decided to replace the motor as well. They came from a 94 protege that was totaled due to a rear end collision. So, I put the new motor & trans in, and started it. Immediately the car went to high idle at 3800 rpms. So, for the past 1 1/2 years, the car has been sitting (I got an Infiniti G20 instead). Now I wanna get the car going again. So, I charge up the battery, etc. and try to start it. CLICK. Nothing else, just a click. I tried to manually turn the motor, but couldn´t. I don´t remember if it´ll turn with the timing belt on or not. I don´t think the engine seized, cuz I´ve only run it like 15 minutes total (not recently), with mobil 1 oil, and full of water. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have a son now, and my wife wants the Infiniti, and quite honestly, I want my egt back. Please help.
 

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Try a direct jump to the starter.If that doesn´t work you might pull and test it if it works then, pull the plugs and spray some penetrating oil in the cylinders and let it sit for a while and try again.If that doesn´t work you may be able to turn it with a wrench.But I would attempt to eliminate the starter first.
 

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Its just a possibility that it sat for so long with fluids in it that it seized on you....g´luck Hope that wasn´t it.

also, try skipping your ignition circuit and just hot wire it from the battery to the starter solenoid, that´s one thing that went wrong with my Scort.
 

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yeah but going straight to the starter will tell him if there´s a bad connection some where else, it completely isolates the circuit.I use this trick when I go to auctions cause all I really care about is if the motor is toast.If it turns I buy it.
 

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Ok, I´m going to try the starter bypass and see if that works, if it doesn´t, I´m going to remove the starter to see if the motor will move. If that still doesn´t work, I´m going to remove the timing belt and see whats stuck (prob. crankshaft). And if thats the case, I´ll pull the motor and rebuild.

Any other suggestions before going that route? If I do pull the motor and rebuild, I´ll be posting lots of questions. But it´ll be worth it in the end. I have 2 motors and 2 trannys to work with.
 

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The bitch blew the head gasket and seized up in cylinder 2 and 3 and partially 4. So, its time for a rebuild. Does anyone know of any websites with rebuild info on the bp? I have the shop manual, but like to read about peoples efforts and where not to go wrong. Thanks...
 

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your damn right....


Has anyone else rebuilt these motors?? Anyone have good specs to follow? Thanks.....

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[ Edited by lvdennis On Date 06-21-2002 ]
 

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Donnie did.

You may want to browse the archive on miata.net. The ´94-´97 engines are essentially the same. There´s a lot of good info in there.

Good luck!
 
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