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Thread: Help with storing tips on my new engine?

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    Help with storing tips on my new engine?

    I just got my long block 540 And my car wont be ready for a year or so.The 540 is brand new.Any tips on storing this engine?Should I turn It once in a while to decompress the springs?Should I spray some type of lube in the cylinders to keep the rings from sticking?If so what lube do I use.What other things should I consider.Should I put oil in it and prime it once in a while?Any help will be great.Thanks in advance...Brian PS. This is a 540 long block with dart 355 cnc set up for blower app.

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    Senior Member SENIOR BUILDER
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    I'd pull the plugs, spray the cylinders down w/ some PB Blaster, loosen the rockers to take the pressure off the springs and tape up every orfice and bag it w/ a garbage bag.
    When the time comes, dont forget to prelube it.
    Good Luck

    Craig

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    What is pb blaster?

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    Quote Originally Posted by chevy67deuce
    What is pb blaster?
    http://www.pbblaster.com/aboutus.html
    David Lanning
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    not to dissagree with anybody but dont use pb blaster get your self some fogging spray or zep 45. i used pb blaster in a short block once and used every percausion and the pb actually stained my cyclinder bore and i had rust stain that i had to use clr on to remove.i even turned the motor over weekely on the stand had it bagged and all. since then i have used fogging oil spray or zep 45 spray it has teflon in it that stuff works great it puts a nice coating on things

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    Where do I buy the zep 45 spray?What all should I spray with it?How often should I spray?Should I turn the engine once a week after spraying?Thanks for your help.


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