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Afraid to crank engine - how can I tell if my cylinders are flooded with water?

Given that there are no sensors inside the cylinders, I can't think of any way of doing so, other than Mauro's suggestion of removing the plugs and turning it over, which would spurt out any water in ...
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Afraid to crank engine - how can I tell if my cylinders are flooded with water?

If it is just condensation you are worried about, then I wouldn't worry. Water is produced normally by the combustion process. I would be more worried about water in the inlet tracts waiting to be ...
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Barn find 74 Volkswagen Super Beetle Hydrolocked?

Based on the description and the comments, this sounds like it may be a bigger job than you had first suspected. I have removed the jugs and could see where a piston was smacking the heads so there ...
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Low compression on all cylinders - Flooded Engine - Maybe Washed Cylinders?

If you attempted to run the engine with the valve train improperly aligned, you may have caused valve damage to your head, as this is an interference motor. This would definitely affect your ability ...
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Low compression on all cylinders - Flooded Engine - Maybe Washed Cylinders?

Does my hypothesis sound reasonable? What doesn't sit well with me is that the engine has already been cranked a lot (when the cylinders were flooded). Regardless of whether the engine started, ...
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Low compression on all cylinders - Flooded Engine - Maybe Washed Cylinders?

A teaspoon of oil is sufficient, but this trick does not work if the pistons are dished... the small amount of oil won’t be a problem, it will fall down / burn away.
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Afraid to crank engine - how can I tell if my cylinders are flooded with water?

This particular problem has been a pain for many years in the industry, unfortunately there is no sure shot way of telling if the engine will hydro-lock on cranking. Standard Solution is to remove ...
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