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Re: [Mgs] Engine Frustration

To: Craig Straub <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Engine Frustration
From: Charley & Peggy Robinson <>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 11:50:00 -0500
  I'd take out the plugs and try to turn it through with a socket 
wrench,   If it won't turn in the normal direction I'd try turning it 
backward.  If it turned almost 360* and locked I'd pull the valve cover 
off and look for a valve stuck open.  Of cuss, you could always look at 
the valves first.  Luck....


On 3/20/2010 2:32 PM, Craig Straub wrote:
> Hi Group,
> Well two weeks ago I tried to start my MGB after getting the motor two 
> years ago.  Before trying to start the engine, I had all the spark 
> plugs out turned the engine over till I got good oil pressure then I 
> put the plugs back in.  The next day tried to start it.  It tried to 
> start then all of a sudden the engine stopped turning over.  Thought I 
> had a bad battery.  Took the battery to the parts store and had it 
> tested, no problems with the battery.  However I did notice I was 
> having a problem with the ground wire. I got a new battery ground wire 
> put it on and tried again. Tried to start again failed again.  This 
> time took starter off thinking maybe the starter was hanging up.  WRONG!
> The motor is still frozen.  Just really frustrated right now.  Any 
> suggestions on quick checks I can do?
> Thanks,
> Craig _______________________________________________
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