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    Ok so about 8 months ago my boat got crashed and the hull was destroyed. Thankfully the engine survived and has just been sitting on a dolly stand in the garage.
    My Question is, that is there any thing I should be doing to the engine ,while it is sitting idle. It is a duel carbed ,tunnel ramed, full roller 489 BBC, with only about 3 hours of run time on it since it was built.
    I Do not know how long it will be before I find another hull to put it in and dont know if it hurts for it to sit for a long period of time without any revolutions......H

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    I'm gonna say
    Back off valve springs
    Empty fuel from carbs and fuel lines
    Maybe a little marvel mystery oil in the cylinders.

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    You can put it in one of my boats. I'll make sure it's run every so often this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    You can put it in one of my boats. I'll make sure it's run every so often this summer.
    Yea wolfie I'll bet You would make sure and get the good out of it for Me.......

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    Man, I'll tell you, I followed your build! It about killed me to see what happened to it. I have it bookmarked for my kid so he can look at it when he does his Sleek Rebel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boat211 View Post
    I'm gonna say
    Back off valve springs
    Empty fuel from carbs and fuel lines
    Maybe a little marvel mystery oil in the cylinders.
    Not sure about the 3 hours run time, but if it was me I would run the motor over on the starter, plugs out, and spin up the oil pump with a primer tool.... It would be helpful to actually change the oil and filter, then repeat the above exercise every couple of months.... I say change the oil because oil does get polluted with fuel and all sorts of other caustic stuff. (even in 3 hours)....That acid WILL etch the bearings over time, so the oil change would prevent that..... It may be too late, and definitely too late if the motor was submerged and not thoroughly dried out.... Was there ever any water in it??
    Was this the rig that was crashed on the road??
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    Yes this was the boat that was wrecked on the road. it did not go down in the water. I ran the motor for a few minutes after the wreck, before I pulled it out of the boat.
    i am looking for another hull and hope it wont be an awfull long time that it sits.

    I'm not here for a long time, I'm just here for a good time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by holorinhal View Post
    Yes this was the boat that was wrecked on the road. it did not go down in the water. I ran the motor for a few minutes after the wreck, before I pulled it out of the boat.
    i am looking for another hull and hope it wont be an awfull long time that it sits.
    fog the engine and back off the valve springs it will be fine for years if in a dry place..

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