Turning The Engine Over On The Battery
Posted 17 November 2019 - 08:47 AM
Posted 17 November 2019 - 10:20 AM
I would guess its not ideal as the best thing you can do with a new engine is run it up properly with a couple of thousand revs to break the cam in followed by driving it down the road. In other words putting a load on it to bed the rings in.
The rebuilt motor would have been put together with assembly lube I hope, particularly the camshaft and the oil pump would have been primed so if it was mine I would squirt some wd40 type stuff down the plug holes and wrap it in a plastic bag and leave it alone.
If you rock the crankshaft 10 degrees each way on occasion it won`t hurt, that way you are not pushing the cam lube away before it`s had the chance to do anything.
Posted 17 November 2019 - 12:08 PM
When my grandfather laid up his car during the war, Rolls Royce told him to hand crank the engine 180 degrees once a week.
Posted 17 November 2019 - 04:05 PM
Yes, but that wasn't a brand new un-broke-in engine, was it?
I agree, put some motor oil down the bores (not WD-40) and seal off all the openings and put it in a nice tightly sealed bag till you need it.
Posted 18 November 2019 - 03:03 PM
If you're storing the engine rebuilt I'd keep it in the house & turn it over by hand one a month.
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