How To Store Engine Out Of Frame?
Posted June 23, 2008 - 03:19 AM
Posted June 23, 2008 - 05:01 AM
I plug every opening by stuffing some paper towels in. I also encase the engine in a plastic bag, with the opening taped shut. Keeps bugs from making homes and reduces the likelihood of humidity from entering. I have stored engines like this in a garage for a few years with no signs of storage related problems.
Posted June 23, 2008 - 10:35 AM
Posted June 23, 2008 - 05:09 PM
Posted June 24, 2008 - 05:57 AM
maxtherat makes an excellent point about having the cams off the valves.
Posted June 24, 2008 - 09:55 AM
Is it a stupid question to say how do I do that?
Only stupid questions are those not asked or asked by the same person over and over.
On the left side of the engine are two plugs, one on the side of the stator cover, one on top. Remove them. With a socket on the large nut in the side hole, rotate the engine. Look through the smller one, when you see a single line, you are at TDC. May want the spark plug out when doing this to make it easier.