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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-20-2008, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Crating and storage of used motor?

I have just purchased a low mileage 2000 long block that I will move all my upgrades to in order to have forged metal rods. I need some advice on how to prep the engine for storage and crating. It will be Spring before I can get this into the truck and I do not want to have it deteriorate while sitting in my garage. Fluids have been drained prior to extraction. Any other suggestions are welcome!

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Re: Crating and storage of used motor?

i think youll be allright with all the fluids removed you may want to take the injectors out and spray a bit of wd -40 in the bores to coat the cylinders with a light oil so they dont rust and as well as to coat the valves for rust.
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Re: Crating and storage of used motor?

yea lots of WD40 in the cylinders

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Re: Crating and storage of used motor?

I have a bare block in my garage and my dad sprays it with wd-40 then covers it with a garbage bag.

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Re: Crating and storage of used motor?

I'd spray the whole thing..cept anything rubber.
trash bags can be good and bad, they trap moisture .
hence the spray whole thing idea.

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Re: Crating and storage of used motor?

Long term. Completely fill the block with oil and cover all holes to keep the mud dobbers out.




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Re: Crating and storage of used motor?

we use fogging oil to coat outboard for winter storage. It leaves a nice coat of oil over everything and foams so it gets into all the little nooks and crannies. It does a great job of preventing rust but will come right off with a light soak of engine block cleaner and a hose.

stuff also works great for sticky hood latches. mines gets a bath of it about every 6 months when it starts to stick and the stuff frees it right up

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Re: Crating and storage of used motor?

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we use fogging oil to coat outboard for winter storage. It leaves a nice coat of oil over everything and foams so it gets into all the little nooks and crannies. It does a great job of preventing rust but will come right off with a light soak of engine block cleaner and a hose.

stuff also works great for sticky hood latches. mines gets a bath of it about every 6 months when it starts to stick and the stuff frees it right up

This may be a dumb question but what's fogging oil?

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Re: Crating and storage of used motor?

Fill it up with ATF all the way to the top for long term storage. For the winter I'd just pull the GP or injectors and fill the cylinder with ATF. Fog the outside and loosly cover the engine. I've got a dozen or so engines stored this way.

Had a BCIII on the self for 3 years, pulled it out, washed it off, bared it over, primed it and fired it. Went in the truck an hour later and on the road the next day.
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Re: Crating and storage of used motor?

What about leaving the motor sitting on the pan?My FIL says you have to block it up dampner to fly wheel with blocks.The weight will crush the pickup tube and pan.

Me personally i say BS but he is my FIL.


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