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ryan
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posted September 07, 2005 09:26 PM  
I'm done racing for a year or two, is there anything I can do to protect the internals or something that can be done to protect it, or do I kill it and drain the water and call it a day.

zeroracing
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posted September 07, 2005 10:17 PM  
I would back off the valves, so not as much tension on the springs.
then i got a kit form bsb that seals up the motor pretty good.
Then maybe turn it over sometimes.
Other than that prime the motor sometimes with a drill.

rrrrick
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posted September 09, 2005 08:19 AM  
with the engine running and warm ,I have seen guys pour some trans fluid through the carb to get oil onto the cylinder walls.

Every winter I drain the water, put antifreeze back in, back off the valves drain the carb and spray it with WD -40 then duct tape all the openings closed


dirtbuster
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posted September 09, 2005 10:14 AM  
where will it be stored? any chance of freezing? If not chance of freezing then drain the block and leave it, if it might freeze hard then wouldnt hurt to put some antifreeze in and run it to circulate then drain again.

Get some fogging oil, and follow the directions some say to spray it in the carb while its running some say to spray it through the carb after its shut off and cranking the engine. Tehn pull the plugs and spray some inthe cylinders, either way the ideas is to fog the internals and cover them with oil.

then back off the valves and drain the carb, cover any opening and you should be good to go.

Oh and if its an alky engine its a good idea to borrow a gas carb and run the thing on gas for a little while to help prevent corrosion from the alky as well, plus it flushes and protects tyour fuel lines.

zeroracing
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posted September 09, 2005 10:35 AM  
I have heard of the oiil trick, but never tried it. I have heard if you put too much in at once it will cause a hyrdolic lock or something like that and lock up the motor and tear it up.
Also we run antifreeze thru our boat for the winter.
And as far as carb my engine guy said to take it off, drain it, put wd-40 everywhere in it then put it in the house not inside the shop(shop temp is all over the place), so put it inthe house so it stays warm.

ryan
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posted September 09, 2005 07:40 PM  
It will be in the shop but it gets mighty cold in Nebraska. thanks all

backwoodsracer
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posted September 10, 2005 08:46 AM  
I read an article a couple years ago sorry but cant remember where but it said use 2-cycle oil and with the car running pour it down the carb untill it starts to smoke out the exhaust heavy and shut it down.After you can see again back off valves and seal every thing up.I did it a couple of times and you want to do it outside of the shop trust me on that one but it seemed to work good.The other thing we do is pull the block drains and blow air into the thermostat housing to push out any hiding water.Empty and clean carb lube up with wd-40 and your pretty much done.I usually pull my engine and store it under a bench wrapped in a storage bag so its out of the way for winter matinance/rebuilding of the car.

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