05-03-2003, 12:47 PM
I'm getting a whole load of parts along with an engine. Its cheap enough that even if its seized I can still do a tear down and sell off the parts and still make money off of it. I'd rather have a working engine though. How can you tell if its seized? You can tell if the engine is in decent shape with a compression test, but can you tell if stuff still moves (valves, crankshaft, pistons, etc without a tear down? Like is there a way to manually crank the engine through its cycles and see if everything still moves?