Re: Engine that has sat for ten years
The engine currently in my truck sat for 6 years I was told. I had no idea what shape the internals where in. I pulled the oil pan and checked the cylinders best I could by running each piston to tdc. It rolled over smooth and all the cylinders looked good so I cleaned it up, painted it, installed my goodies, and dropped it in. I currently have 0 fluids leaking and it runs like a champ. Probably the best $450 I ever spent.
If they sit too long the gaskets and o rings can go bad. Also rust is a concern depending how and where it was stored. If it looks good I say run it and see what happens. What's the worst that can happen?
Old Blue, 97' F350, CCLB, 7.3, Auto
Air: SD IC, 3" Plenums
Fuel: E- Fuel, 160/30 Injectors
Turbo: Irate T4, S366
Oil: T500, Melling LPOP
PCM: TW TS, IDM Mod