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Old 07-26-2008, 11:47 AM
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Old Cummins Diesel?

so i was on my way to work and there is this empty dirt lot where people just dump off old **** (cars, dish washers, stuff they dont want). well there has been this old looking dully dump truck there and we went to check it out last night. it turns out that it has this massive Cummins motor in it with a big turbo and everything looks okay. this thing motor is huge though so i dont think i could swap it for my 6.0. so my question is, how long can a motor sit without breaking down internally?
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Old 07-26-2008, 11:51 AM
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Just pour some oil in the engine threw the intake and let it sit for a week and then try starting it. As for sitting as long as there is no watter in the oil it should be fine.
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Old 07-26-2008, 11:57 AM
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here's a pic of the type of motor(not actual pic but same thing). the truck has been sitting for a while and people have taken parts of the truck off so the only valuable piece is the engine


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Old 07-26-2008, 12:12 PM
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If we ever have a locked up engine (or had one that was gonna be sitting) we put trans fluid in the cylinder to loosen everything back up... Let it sit a few days and she's good as new
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Old 07-26-2008, 02:32 PM
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If we ever have a locked up engine (or had one that was gonna be sitting) we put trans fluid in the cylinder to loosen everything back up... Let it sit a few days and she's good as new
Thats true I've done that on 2 302's never had to do it on a diesel though
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:17 PM
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If it's a "Lo-Flow" leave it!
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