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Re: assembly lube [Re: ek3] #2891767
02/22/21 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by ek3
nothing but wd 40 here. never failed

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Re: assembly lube [Re: an8sec70cuda] #2891939
02/22/21 04:31 PM
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The OP was specifically asking about what would be OK sitting around for potentially an extended period of time without being started. Are people saying what they have suggested will last months/years on an engine in storage?

Or if not, what would have the best chance to last a long time just sitting in storage?

Re: assembly lube [Re: lancer493] #2891956
02/22/21 05:23 PM
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I had a freshly overhauled engine lock up 10 or 15 years ago. It had sat for maybe a year (had been stored in the office of the shop). Its hard to remember exactly how long it sat around. I would recommend turning it over from time to time. Maybe every 3 months. If you can turn it monthly so much the better.

Fresh hone on the cylinders is different than the polished surface after the engine is broken in. If I recall the rings had slightly (very slightly) rusted to the cylinders

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Re: assembly lube [Re: MoonshineMattK] #2891989
02/22/21 07:25 PM
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Exit1965, you are correct in stating that the engine may sit in storage 3-6 months after assembly before being fired up.All of the suggested ideas would probably be effective for engines fired up soon after assembly, but I would like to protect the fresh cylinder walls while it sits. Funding due to retirement and a couple surgeries a while back have slowed the progress of this total car build. I still have to build the trans before I can can fire up the motor. I've built many engines before but most were fired very shortly after the build. Just looking to cover my bases. You all know how much time and MONEY you can tie up in a race motor. Thanks again, Bill

Re: assembly lube [Re: lancer493] #2892365
02/23/21 04:00 PM
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Maybe I'm old, but I've used Lubriplate for fifty years, and I don't spare it. After inititial fire up I change oil pretty much right away. It's always worked well for me.


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Re: assembly lube [Re: Exit1965] #2892370
02/23/21 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Exit1965
The OP was specifically asking about what would be OK sitting around for potentially an extended period of time without being started. Are people saying what they have suggested will last months/years on an engine in storage?

Or if not, what would have the best chance to last a long time just sitting in storage?


Purely for protection while stored? JB80. And most important, stored in a location that is climate controlled.


If the results don't match the theory, change the theory.
Re: assembly lube [Re: n20mstr] #2892797
02/24/21 05:07 PM
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Byron, NY
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Originally Posted by n20mstr
STP . My favorite

iagree Since the early 80's


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