Vacuum sealing your engine

Old 03-06-2011, 12:44 AM
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Hi again,
Sorry about all these questions lately but my mum has one of those food saver vacuum sealing things, and i was thinking about putting some after run in my spare engine and vacuum sealing it because im probably not going to use it for awhile. Is it worth doing or am i better off just filling the holes with bits of rag?
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do it, with after run oil all you are doing is trying to prevent oxidation.With no air near the engine, you wouldnt have to worry about it.
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Good idea
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thats a good idea im going to do that with a couple of my engines. Thanks
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how about ziplock bag?
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great idea. Im going to do that with my backup motor now!
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I have always done it with my engines especially when I travel with it. Airport inspectors like it when it appears to be safe and is safe. Just do not vacuum seal it completly as you may bend the slide carb. Don't ask me how I know.
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I have always done it with my engines especially when I travel with it. Airport inspectors like it when it appears to be safe and is safe. Just do not vacuum seal it completly as you may bend the slide carb. Don't ask me how I know.
Zip tie the carb closed. Did the same thing.
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Originally Posted by foxys View Post
Zip tie the carb closed. Did the same thing.
I just make sure now that I watch the slide on the carb. No need for zip ties, saving it for air filters tubes. LOL

Yes this is thus far the best way for storing an engine that has seen fuel through it. I personaly clean the engine good and oil it with after run oil and put it away. I have also stored the engine bone dry and never had a problem. I make sure the piston is at BDC and plug removed, that way majority of the air is out of the engine.
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Originally Posted by wyl03 View Post
how about ziplock bag?
thats what i usually do
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sealed and ready for storage
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I am wondering if some left over nitro (= some kind of liquid oxigen) still keeps oxigen inside to keep the oxidation process working.
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people living in high humidity and near the ocean will have to take care of there engines alot more, I use to just leave my engines in my shed in the cars and during the day inside temp would get over 110f/40c my nova +4 after 6 months had an unbelieveable amount of rust through it especially the crank. it was totally gone
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