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horseballz
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posted 10-15-2002 11:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for horseballz   Click Here to Email horseballz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just looking for opinions and ideas,
What is the best way to store an engine that I want to rebuild some time in the future (maybe a couple of years)? The engine runs ok now, but is very tired. It has been suggested to me before to do a fresh oil change using Motor Flush and a new filter, and then overfil the crankcase with fresh oil, fill the cylinders with oil by removing the spark plugs, and also pour oil into the intake manifold. Should I also fill the water jacket with oil? Is this all overkill? Bear in mind that I live in the dry desert of Las Vegas. All thoughts are appreciated.

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Gene

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Moneymaker
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posted 10-15-2002 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All your ideas are perfect. DOn't worry about the water jackets. Loosen up all the rocker arms after you lube it up and before you put it away.

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