91 Caprice 305 siezed?
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91 Caprice 305 siezed?
05-17-2003, 12:57 AM
I am relitively new to auto repair (I've been puttering since I was a kid, my father, who recently passed away, was a machanic w/30 years and made me help). Being a developer by trade I've had little time to do this so please be patient. My problem is my 91 caprice classic 305 189k former small town cop car (not a 350, but strangely modified none the less) was going fine then died. Upon investigation I found the fuel pump starter and the time chain were out. I replaced the starter and pump but when I was lining up the marks the flywheel wouldn't turn! Some machanics thought it froze up, others say it's repairable. If it's repairable, what to do? It could be spun barrings, a bent rod, ect. If not, a 305 or 350? Personaly I believe if I put a 305 with a performace cam on it'll be a lot cheaper then a 350 (this is a family car not a mod job, I want to save $). Yet could it be something simple I'm over looking? Any help?
Fritz The Cat
05-23-2003, 08:59 PM
Seems to me it would be easier to get a good used engine from the salvage yard and just swap them out.
To find out if it's repairable you would have to tear down the engine, and basicly rebuild it.
11-14-2007, 05:39 AM
[QUOTE=Fritz The Cat]Seems to me it would be easier to get a good used engine from the salvage yard and just swap them out.
I had the same thing here , I put some wd40 in each cylinder every day for a week then I could turn it over with a 1/2 in socket and a power bar , changed oil and filter abd turned it over with starter and poured a bit of gas in carb and it went , smoked a bit for a while and worked fine ..
I have it in a 84 wagon now .. 350 It was a bit tight when I got it and it got tighter after it sat here for a couple months befor i got at it.great now and smokes (Like in Speed not exhaust)compared to the old 305.. Bruce
I changed the motor rather than spend alot on the 305 . Got the 350 for 200 dollars and it works fine out of a 77 caprice .Stuck headers on i and that was it.. Made a big difference..
11-14-2007, 10:09 AM
You stated it'd be cheaper to run a nice cam in the 305 that to swap the out with a 350. True, but if you do end up replacing the engine with even just a used junk yard one, a 305 and 350 are the same price as are parts for them.
11-14-2007, 10:19 AM
Guys, this is a 4.5 year old thread.
11-14-2007, 11:28 AM
Oh wow, you're right... well that was pointless.
11-14-2007, 06:15 PM
I'll Wait , he'll return..
11-14-2007, 07:05 PM
Just start a new thread, you'll get more better responses. im surprised the mods havent closed this one yet lol
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