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Need engine help please

Need help engine locked up took off serp belt all pulleys spin except crank. engine turns about a quarter turn then locks pulled oil pan all looks good took off timing belt cam spins and all lifters look good then pulled head intake was clogged with carbon head now off carbon chunks on pistons but spins free now Whats the fix

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no engine size stated 2.8L or 3.1L Usa.
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