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Engines / An orphan SR 2...
« on: September 17, 2020, 02:09:14 AM »
Greetings,gentlemen,from the deepest,darkest Interior of Alaska.

I've only just found and joined your esteemed forum,and the reason for it was that i happened to've find a complete,but much neglected,SR 2 at our local dump...
(complete number on it is 351SR2Z19).
It is blue,and factory-coupled to a 6.5kw Kohler genset,controls,an autostart(i think),the works.The only things missing the original red primer/blue paint are both heads that are unpainted.
Hour meter is right under 5000 hrs.

But here's the rub:The roadless village that i live in is located on the bank of the muddy Yukon river,and every few years the River comes out of it's bed to remind us of our mortality et c.

Like so much other equipment around this thing has been flooded,with water carrying a large volume of basaltic silt(ready-made lapping compound).

The generator is so silted up that it'll take me a while to free it(the entire machine is locked up Tight,a 3' wrench on crank won't budge it).

However,taking the side inspection plate off i see only a few spots of very superficial rust,and not really any silt in the sludge that used to be crankcase oil.

I think that the water has percolated into the engine slowly,so slow that much silt has settled on the way.Once filled,it evaporated eventually,in presence of very limited oxygen/very oily parts,so not so much corrosion occured.

I've very little time at present,only enough for a peek into that side access,and the valve covers(everything pretty clean there,too).

So i thought i'd ask around wether or no i should waste any time on it,if it has any hope,and if so-how do i go determining that...

Thanks in advance,Jake

P.S. it maybe even is letting me post a photo...if so,it's the view through side access panel...

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