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353 blower busted
« on: December 06, 2017, 02:13:01 PM »
Sorry guys no pics.  I aquired a 230 with a 353 that's been sitting for quit some time uncovered, but did run. It is stuck (I think ) . Took the blower off and one impeller is broke with a small chunk out of it , one drive gear is sheared off and somewhere ? Was told the gear could be jammed up inside causing the engine not to turn with a 4 ' bar . Took the valve cover off and everything looks okay , sprayed release oil into it and letting it sit. Probably going to pull the engine in the spring .

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Re: 353 blower busted
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 05:18:46 PM »
More than likely water seeped into the blower and froze busting the rotor, when trying to start it the gear stripped. Blowers aren't cheap, good luck!

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Re: 353 blower busted
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2017, 12:58:45 AM »
Had the exact same problem with the 353 on an IH S-8 I bought last March after it sat for 3 years with no air filter cover...Made one blower out of two (bought a spare junk engine) and got 'er unstuck after draining 3+ gals of water out of the crankcase. Changed out the injectors and adjusted the valves and off she went. Runs like a clock now. I have extra drive gears but no extra rotors...
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