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 Post subject: 4.OL sitting around for 6 years
Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:46 am 
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hi

im going to change the engine in my ea.
my mate has a 40l from a nc fairlane it has only done 120,000 kms
but the car hit a power pole in 1999 so some of the accesories are damaged... my question is the engine has been sitting under a car port
for the last 6 years un covered . there is a bit of corosion in the throttle
body but otherwise it looks good.
do you think the engine will still be a good runner????????
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Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:36 am 
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Do you know if the engine had been started at all within the 6 years?

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 Post subject: 4.OL sitting around for 6 years
Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:57 am 
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HI
no the engine hasnt been started sinse it hit the pole.
we tried to start the car after the accident but the wiring was crushed..
so the engine was just pulled out and put where it sits today..

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Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 12:34 pm 
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best thing to do is to try to turn it over by hand with a socket on the crank pulley, to see if it's seized from corrosion. other than that, rubber seals may be damaged form not being lubricated for so long, and things like that, the only way you'll know is if you try.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 6:38 pm 
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concorde wrote:
best thing to do is to try to turn it over by hand with a socket on the crank pulley, to see if it's seized from corrosion. other than that, rubber seals may be damaged form not being lubricated for so long, and things like that, the only way you'll know is if you try.

spot on the money
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Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 6:42 pm 
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remove all the spark plugs then try turning it. if it turns freely then it must be good. just remember that the bottom of the water jacket might be full of solidified rust. best thing to do is pull it apart & inspect it.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:13 pm 
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also put some oil down the spark plug to stop bores getting scored.
should be ok though. clean everything out though
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 Post subject: 4.OL sitting around for 6 years
Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 9:45 pm 
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OK
thanks guys ill give it a try on the weekend and see if it turns over..
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