Thread: Stuck engine
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Old 02-15-2018, 11:06 PM   #9
Terry, NJ
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Default Re: Stuck engine

Just a gew points I'd like to make. One, after you've run it for a little while (10 - 15 mins) drain all the oil out and throw it away, then replace. Reason? as time goes by and the engine isn't running, it collects moisture on the cam , lifters, cyl. walls etc. The action of running scrapes the rust off these parts and floats it through the system. If it it is left in the engine, it will cause serious wear. Two, Clear the oil screen thoroughly. I bought an engine that had a clogged oil screen (70 -80%) and surprise, surprise! The center main was shot! Some old-timers didn't think oil changes were important and sludge was just a necessary evil that you lived with. The "witches brew" that you conjured up was a good one for the purpose. Good luck with it!
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