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#181 Harryrothers93

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 09:08 PM

anyone know the best way to keep an engine stored for the winter? fill up with oil ? turn it over once in a while ? 

 

 

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Posted 28 October 2019 - 07:24 PM

I would fluid her up with some nice oil bud and tuck it away inside some where warm. And turn it over once in a while by hand. There are a few schools of thought about the bores though, and weather you should drop a spot of oil down them, iv heard of people putting wd40 down them too, i personally always used a tiny spot of oil, leave the spark plugs out as will turn over easier.

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 11:24 AM

I would fluid her up with some nice oil bud and tuck it away inside some where warm. And turn it over once in a while by hand. There are a few schools of thought about the bores though, and weather you should drop a spot of oil down them, iv heard of people putting wd40 down them too, i personally always used a tiny spot of oil, leave the spark plugs out as will turn over easier.

Free tip: not everyone in the house is as pleased to see your engine in the lounge as you might be

thanks for advice bud, I have already torqued up the head. would you recommend anything down spark plug holes ? will bores be ok without anything ? 



#184 Steve220

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Posted 31 October 2019 - 10:25 PM

How long you intending to store it? I've got a bare mpi engine in the garage that has sat for 3 years and the bores are fine 😊 don't over think it mate.

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 04:38 PM

How long you intending to store it? I've got a bare mpi engine in the garage that has sat for 3 years and the bores are fine don't over think it mate.

 

 

just winter hopefully.....so oil and turn ever so often?



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Posted 01 November 2019 - 04:43 PM

first load of parts have returned from powder coating 

 

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 05:33 PM


How long you intending to store it? I've got a bare mpi engine in the garage that has sat for 3 years and the bores are fine don't over think it mate.

just winter hopefully.....so oil and turn ever so often?

Just oil in the bores and leave it alone. As I said, don't over think it.

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 09:43 PM

Yep agreed, just a small drop in the bores will do and fill her up. Just remember to prime it properly before you do fit it and run it etc.

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Posted 09 November 2019 - 10:29 AM

 

 

How long you intending to store it? I've got a bare mpi engine in the garage that has sat for 3 years and the bores are fine don't over think it mate.
 

just winter hopefully.....so oil and turn ever so often?
Just oil in the bores and leave it alone. As I said, don't over think it.

 

 

 

Yep agreed, just a small drop in the bores will do and fill her up. Just remember to prime it properly before you do fit it and run it etc.

 

cheers lads. first time doing a restoration this big. some stupid questions might occur haha

 

 

 

 

 

 

small update nothing crazy, just some more paint stripping and priming 

 

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adding a couple of my parts to the engine / front subframe 

 

 

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 02:20 PM

Mmmm shiny things!  Love the powder coated parts.  Looking awesome.  Good work!



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Posted 13 November 2019 - 09:27 AM

Excellent work mate, coming along really well. Engine looks lovely.

#192 Harryrothers93

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Posted 14 November 2019 - 07:11 AM

Excellent work mate, coming along really well. Engine looks lovely.

thanks bud, getting there slowly 

 

 

stone chip soon, then off the jig !



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Posted 15 November 2019 - 10:13 PM

progress on front subframe

 

 

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 08:06 AM

This is a ridiculously clean build, very impressive :)

#195 Harryrothers93

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Posted 16 November 2019 - 09:31 AM

This is a ridiculously clean build, very impressive :)

 

trying my best haha! appreciate the comment.






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