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I'm buying a 1998 passport, and the engine is siezed up, it has a blown head gasket, water has got mixed with the oil. After setting for several months it locked up. I hope to turn the engine over by hand but i don,t know what size socket to use on the bell houisng nut, can you answer please. thank you, Any other recomendations about this matter would be helpful also.

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You mean the crank bolt, Pull out a couple spark plugs and get a socket on the crank bolt up front, it is about 1 3/8 or so. Get a breaker bar on it, if you have some of that fogger stuff, spray it in the cylinders, turn over the engine. I don't know if you think it seized from heat or sitting or what, but if it is from heat, you might not want to mess with it. The head will tell you how hot it got, when you pull it off, put a straight edge on it and see if it is warped. If it is, You will need to plane the heads, you might as well do the valves, but you still have a hot crankcase, and that could drive you nuts till it finally gives out. I would get another engine and drop it in there. Or, depending on what you paid for it, part the thing out. There are a lot of complaints out there on the newer trucks. My 94's were the end of the good ones. I have got 2 with over 250,000 miles on each. still going, not great, but still going. They both sound like sewing machines. let 'em blow. I got my moneys worth out of them.

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