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Old 06-26-2006, 06:45 AM   #1
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Ill be going on holidays this week for 6 weeks and i just wanted to know what you guys do to preserve your engines ?

i normally run after run oil thru them after every race but is it best to cap the exhaust and carby or just put the engine in airtight bag

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so long as its got enought ARO, no need for air tight bag.
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If I am going to store my engines for a while I will pull off the back plate and put a good amount of mineral oil inside making sure to turn it over a few times by hand to get good corvrage on everthing. I use mineral oil because some of my engines have a pluged crank and most ARO will eat that plug. Then I put the back plate back on, plug the carb, exhust and fuel inlet. Then spray the engine with a good amount of WD40 and place in a ziploc bag and just before zipping the bag all the way I squeze as much air out as I can.

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Ill be going on holidays this week for 6 weeks and i just wanted to know what you guys do to preserve your engines ?

i normally run after run oil thru them after every race but is it best to cap the exhaust and carby or just put the engine in airtight bag

thank you!
If your engines worked hard in racing, they deserve a vacation just as you do.
Take them with you, they'll love it...

Seriously, I always keep the little silica bags that come with electronic devises to trap moisture. Put those in the bag with the engine and all is good.
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