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Author Topic:   long term engine storage
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 76
posted March 28, 2005 05:06 PM  
ive got an engine i hope i wont need for a while what would be the proper way to store it,and do i need to do anything once i get it out of storage?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted March 29, 2005 09:23 AM  
I would fog it down with marine fogging oil (seafoam is one brand) just spray the oil into carb until it stalls. when you go to restart after storage just pull the plugs turn it over a few times and put old plugs back in and fire it up. Then change plugs.

[This message has been edited by powerglides (edited March 29, 2005).]

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted March 29, 2005 10:15 AM  
If I'm dealing with a high lift cam, I always back off the rockers.

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neil rucker
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 799
posted March 29, 2005 03:58 PM  
you need to wrap it with saran wrap or some kind of plastic to keep out air.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 76
posted March 29, 2005 06:24 PM  

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted March 29, 2005 08:45 PM  
You could send it to me and I will make sure it doesn't sit long, lol, but really, alot depends on where you live and the fuel you run and how long you want to store it of course. (Humidity and all that) Any GOOD parts store has the stuff you will need to get it ready and by all means, the better you seal it the better off you will be. Dust is like paint, it will sneak through a crack that isn't there and I live in Phoenix, believe me, I know. Also before I fired it again I would reprime the system with oil and treat it just like you are breaking in a new cam. I have had good luck doing that.

Special Ed
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 63
posted March 30, 2005 05:26 AM  
Also, be sure and drain the bowl on your carb if you are not gonna use it while your engine is stored.

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