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how to safely store a engine

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by rextc, Aug 6, 2003.

  1. rextc

    rextc Member

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    i was wondering how to best store an engine if it will be a couple months before i can put it in my car
     
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    make sure all fluids are drained out of it, cover it up with a tarp.
     
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    try to store it in a dry place. In damp places, some things can start to rust.
     
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    go to crapy tire and byt a can of ant rust spray and coat it also dont drain the oil replcace it with clean oil so there is somthing in there to protect the internal parts
     
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    well someone said drain the fluids and someone said keep oil in it? Which one
     
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    drain all coolant. leave oil
     
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    ok so it will be ok for like a month or two
     
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    and remember to drain the oil and replace with NEW oil before you start the motor after you install it. This of course is after it's been stored for a while
     
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    ok thanks cause i dont have the time to do the swap now cause im startin football amp so it will robally be like two or three months
     
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    haha yeah the money part is cool but hey it pays for my college so i guess it save me money in a way. but thanks for the help il mae sure to keep it covered up
     
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    haha yeah the money part is cool but hey it pays for my college so i guess it save me money in a way. but thanks for the help il mae sure to keep it covered up
     
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    keep the oil, the coolant should be out, I wrapped my motor up siran wrap to keep the humidty out of rusting shit up.


    Milan
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    If your just storing it for a couple months, it will be fine as is, as long as it isn't in a humid place. Mine sat in my basement for a couple and was fine. Do you think that all the places on line do anything special, or junkyards? I've seen motors sit for months and months and they are fine.
     
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    if u wanna get professional they make motor bags....
     
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