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Title: Do I "oil" removed engine parts in storage?
Post by: attkrlufy 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?


Title: Do I "oil" removed engine parts in storage?
Post by: Steve 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.
Title: Do I "oil" removed engine parts in storage?
Post by: firedome 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.

Title: Do I "oil" removed engine parts in storage?
Post by: Steve 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.
Title: Do I "oil" removed engine parts in storage?
Post by: Brian 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...(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
 
But as suggested above...a wipe down with a rag with a little used oil will keep everything in check.