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Old 04-08-2012, 02:00 PM
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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
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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
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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.......
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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.
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