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Author Topic: Do I "oil" removed engine parts in storage?  (Read 389 times)

attkrlufy

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Do I "oil" removed engine parts in storage?
« on: July 15, 2009, 09:54:30 AM »

Pretty much what the title sez....

I noticed the side of my intake (where the it "contacts" the valve intake ports) are starting to rust, lightly, just by sitting out - exposed to the air in my garage.  I removed the intake about a month ago as part of some engine work I'm in the middle of.  I've removed a whole slew of other engine parts, too.

So my question is - until I'm ready to put the parts back - should I "preserve" the non-painted surfaces of these engine parts?  And if so, what should I use?  WD40?  Something else?


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Do I "oil" removed engine parts in storage?
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009, 10:08:51 AM »

I would think a light layer of engine oil will work.  WD will evaporate.  Just wipe it down when ready to get any aerosol grit off.
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Do I "oil" removed engine parts in storage?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009, 02:59:23 AM »

How's it goin'? I like to smear a light coating of rifle grease on
parts going to storage for awhile. I got a big can from Army
surplus.  Naval jelly works well too. As Steve says, wipe off with
solvent to clean before assembly.

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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009, 11:37:38 AM »

I agree.  For long term storage, Navel Jelly or Vasoline is perfect. 
 
By the way, vasoline is great for masking parts when painying.  I vasolined some rims once, vasolined the tires and painted.  Next day wash it off and done.  And it makes the tires nice and black too.
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2009, 11:06:05 AM »

I had an egine I wasn't going to rebuild for  many years and filled that sucker up with used oil...started with the crank case, then the cylinders then down the valve covers adn intake....when i drained it and took it to the machine shop there wasn't a speck of corrosion too be found...
 
But as suggested above...a wipe down with a rag with a little used oil will keep everything in check.
 
 
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