My buddy Cincycat purchased this engine, it came off of a striper guide boat that had been sunk. He got it for next to nothing, and the Marina he bought it from didnt have much info on what took place with the engine afterwards, and we are not sure how long ago it happend. We were able to get this thing fired up, so he took it to a mechanic, who "claimed" that it seized up on the first crank, which is interesting since we were able to fire it up, before and after this incident with the mechanic. Now the only way we could get it to turn over was by putting a very small amount of fuel in each cylinder, so it seems like the problem is its not pulling any fuel in to fire, since it did fire once we added some manually. Where to begin with this engine? Again, we dont know the steps that were taken once this thing was pulled from the water, or even 100% sure that it was completley submerged, if I could guess I would say it was. Just not sure why the mechanic would give up so quickly, when we can get it to fire easily without any type of "so called" seizing up...Thanks in advance..Cincycat may add his own experience with this engine as well. We did a compression check a while back, I dont remember the numbers but he may, I think all but 1 cylinder was in the 90's and 1 around the 110 range?