Monday, January 29, 2018

Engine preservation "mothballing"

A How to.. *

Running engine

*  Check engine can be run safely.
Inspect with intrascope - (get from supercheap)
*  Check engine is running before you start.
*  Aquire some PX115 or make up a waxy oil
*  (5% Microwax melteded and mixed in hot oil)
*  Heat oil -Don’t overheat

Running engine

*  Start engine and run up to opperating temp.
*  Drain oil whilst hot.
*  Replace all plugs and fill with hot PX115 or wax/oil mix.
*  Run engine again. Till warm
*  Kill engine by flooding intake with inhibited oil till it stalls. - lots of smoke produced!
*  Allow the engine to kool a “bit”
*  Drain oil.
*  Replace all plugs.
*  Once cool cover all ports and prepare for storage.

Non running engine

*  On a dry low humidity day
*  Drain engine of oils
Inspect with intrascope - (get from supercheap)
*  Inject inhibited oils – eg 30 wt 
*  Into cylinders tru spark plug or other orifice
*  Into intake with spray wand
*  Into sump with spray wand
*  Turn engine if possible - if corrosion seen during internal inspection - don't
*  Seal air intakes and exhaust


*  Indores in a Carcoon see;
* Indoors on racking.
*  Mount on pallets.
*  Cover. Intercept or Defence spec.
*  Schedual inspections yearly

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Zi400 detergent
Penrite Classic Medium

*All care with advice given but I take no responsibility for how you use it!

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