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Mick D

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Reply John Smith
4:14 PM on November 11, 2015 
Try pouring diesel down the bores and leave to soak.. Turn on crank.
Reply Greg
4:44 AM on August 10, 2015 
Hi Mick
That does not sound good. I had one seize years ago due to a blown radiator hose. Went really quickly with little indication that it was out of water. Now have temp sensor installed.
This required a complete engine rebuild. Pistons were pressed out and block rebored. Head was checked for warping and shaved. New over sized pistons and all new bearings, gaskets etc while I was at it.
I had another engine (not Austin) that I purchased that was seized and was able to free by pouring penetrating oil down the spark plug holes. I left for a few days and was able to eventually free using the crank.
Hope this helps.