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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:08 am 
Tyre Shredder
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how long is too long for a motor to be sitting around not started before it would sieze up. it has oil in it but the car aint running. iys been sitting for bout 8 months. still good to go or what?



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Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:36 am 
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id change the oil, take the plugs out and turn it over by hand, should be fine... not sure how quickly the motor will build oil pressure, maybe just crank it with no plugs and the fuel pump disconned so that oil pressure comes up before actually firing the thing up...
Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:16 am 

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as long as its covered and away from moisture it should be ok..
i had a 4ltr engine that sat under a carport with the manifolds still on it and it sat there for 7 years..
after fitting it to a mates ea we did put a small amount of oil in the plug holes.
it still turned over it wasnt seized and it fired up but was rattley for a good 1/2 hour or so .
un fortunatly we had to remove the engine after a week as all the seals and gaskets had rotted and it leaked like a seive.
otherwise it was

so if its only been sitting for 8 months it will be fine..
Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:45 pm 
Getting Side Ways
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all i would be worried about would be the gaskets,,get some wd or similar and spray around the gaskets to wet them so they can expand again.




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