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Date Posted: - Monday - 10/31/11 - 9:49pm
Author: Paul M31 #106 NJ
Subject: More info please
In reply to: Greg Gisler 's message, "NOT belt" on - Monday - 10/31/11 - 10:20am

When you say loud noise - do you mean there was a loud noise and you turned off the engine or did it die (instantly or eventually) as when the noise appeared/ occurred?

Was the noise a quick but random "slapping" sound or more of a banging/thumping sound and if so, did that bang or thump follow the rithm of the rpm's you were running at the time?

Is there a line, rope, ribbon, hose, whatever that can have gotten caught in the pully system and wrapped itself to stop the engine?

Are all the pullies still in the right place, all bolts still on them?

Is there oil (more than usual) in the pan/ in the bilge - what color?

When you say you can't start it, do you mean it turns over but won't fire or you turn the key and there is...

1) nothing...
2) a distant "click", but nothing else happens
3) a loud click and a buzz but nothing happens (maybe some smell of electrical burning)
4) the starter whirls loudely but it doesn't turn over te engine
5) the starter clicks, engages and turns over the engine, but it just cranks and cranks..
6) Engine cranks and sputters but won't quite start up

There's a lot we can discern from our armchair positions, if we get the information to digest...

Let us hear more...

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