I was turning it with a ratchet, it only got hard to turn when it got to TDC. I will try to take a video tomorrow. Battery is on charger just to be safe.
Yes, it is going to be for about a year -maybe 2 with the way the economy is going. I won't beat on it. too damn expensive to repair.Mark,
For peace of mind; a leakdown test is pretty easy to do on a non-running engine, but.
I think you stated earlier that you heard this one run. If so, then there probably is not much to be concerned about internally. The only thing that might show up could be an oil consumption issue. You stated this was going to be a temporary motor in your van, so again, probably not a significant issue.
"temporary" a fix that is implemented until a more permanent solution is found...or until it breaks permanently and irrepairably!