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Old Jan 14, 2013, 04:59 PM
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Engine question, please need answer.

Hi rc fellows, i have a question and will appreciatte some answers or link directions were i can find them.
I have a few used engines that im not planing to use anytime soon so i will like to know the following:
1-best product to be uses for long time storage and will protect 2 and 4 stroke engines from getting gummed, rust and stuck?
Please be very specific with brand name of product and type or special item.
2-best storage technique? I noticed that the fluids dont stay inside the engine, eventually they find a way out.
Engines are in florida,so its florida weather.
If you like to send me picture of ideas,techniques o products, you can send them to:
Abedrabboi@gmail.com
Best regards.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 06:38 PM
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First you want to run the engine dry.
If you can use a FAI fuel with a castor blend.

The fill with ATF, but in a plastic bag
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 07:06 PM
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Thanks.
Any or wich is the best ATF brand and type?
Thanks.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 07:25 PM
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Shalor Rislone oil treatment works fine also. It is available in any auto parts store. I've used it to store engines for several years. Good idea to put them in a plastic bag to control the mess.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 11:29 PM
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Oil liberally with Marvel airtool oil. You don't have to drown it. Just make sure it's worked well into the bearings.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 02:02 AM
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Any? or which is the best ATF brand and type?

The customary brand used in most ARO (After-Run Oil) is Dexron. Prefer the latest IV.

It is the type GM use and most others too (but not FLM), for their auto-transmission and their power-steering.

You can get it in virtually any auto supply shop.
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