How do I store a motor for later? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 04-08-2012, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Kingston, ON
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
How do I store a motor for later?

I just purchased a spare 2000 7.3L motor, I want to store it for a year or 2. Its sadly already sat for 3 years with previous owner I believe. He performed no preventive maintenance that I know of. Wish I could start it before I do whatever to it and put it away.

How would you store a motor safely, ie, seizing and internal rust or seals drying?

Kris
drolgnir is offline  
post #2 of 4 Old 04-08-2012, 02:39 PM
Banned

 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: reppin da 615
Posts: 1,919
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
pull the injector and dump some tranny fluid in each cylinder, you're prolly gonna be replacin the seals anyway just to be sure. it would be silly not to since you have it out and on an engine stand
bruce51d is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 04-08-2012, 03:11 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 5,626
Thanks: 5
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i have always filled smaller engines completely full of oil.....and then stored them. not sure how that would work on a alarge engine though.......

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ianstew
There is a difference in a government acting responsibly within their powers, and a government that just decides what their powers are and what responsibility means based on political whimsy.
ianstew is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 04-08-2012, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Kingston, ON
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by bruce51d View Post
pull the injector and dump some tranny fluid in each cylinder, you're prolly gonna be replacin the seals anyway just to be sure. it would be silly not to since you have it out and on an engine stand
Tranny fluid, always heard about that for cleaning my rx7. Never thought about it for preserving a motor over a duration.

So you think i should replace the injector seals cause it sat for a while? I never thought of that either, i was going to change the glow plugs and relays.
drolgnir is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome