Storing Motors

From: Azie L. Magnusson (
Date: Thu Aug 02 2012 - 13:15:16 EDT

Mike G writes:: >> Since we're on the subject of motors,
I recently had a chance to sell a Mopar 400 I'm not using.
The guy backed off on the deal because I had pulled the
plugs out and filled the cylinders with oil, and filled the
crank case with oil thru the valve covers. I've always done
this if the motor's going to sit for a spell. I also stuff oily
rags into the exhaust manifolds to keep rodents, dust and
air out. The guy thought it would hurt the motor and make
it smoke. It's a good engine with only 78,000 miles on it.
After you drain all the oil, it will smoke at first until the
remaining oil residue is burned off. Anyone ever store a
motor like this? <<

Never stored 1 this way, but It isn't a bad idea. Certainly
wouldn't keep me from purchasing 1 that had been stored
this way. Flush the water passages out with some hot
soapy water & let her go.

Grant me the senility to forget the
people I never liked anyway,
the good fortune to run into the ones
I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference


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