Pickled engines?

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Pickled engines?

Postby TDezso » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:21 pm

What needs to be done to an engine that has been pickled to bring it back to life?


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Re: Pickled engines?

Postby SWAMPHUNTER45 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:49 pm

A bit depends on what the person who pickled it did to preserve the internals.

As a very basic suggestion first do a good visual inspection, remove all spark plugs, spray cylinders with a mild thin lubricant (Marvel Mystery), change oil and filter, verify coolant if appicaple, with a breaker bar attempt to turn over engine very slowly by hand, prime oil system, crank with starter as you prime, install spark plugs, address fuel system-air intake and ignitionsystem and hope for the best.

If it has sat a long time give it a few heat cycles before you load it hard


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Re: Pickled engines?

Postby John Fenner » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:26 am

How was it pickled?
Fill it with fresh oil, pull top plugs, spin it over with starter till oil pressure builds, reinstall plugs and if fuel is primed up, crank it up, run it to about 1800 rpm untill hot. Let it cool and check things over.
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Re: Pickled engines?

Postby TDezso » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:27 am

SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:A bit depends on what the person who pickled it did to preserve the internals.

As a very basic suggestion first do a good visual inspection, remove all spark plugs, spray cylinders with a mild thin lubricant (Marvel Mystery), change oil and filter, verify coolant if appicaple, with a breaker bar attempt to turn over engine very slowly by hand, prime oil system, crank with starter as you prime, install spark plugs, address fuel system-air intake and ignitionsystem and hope for the best.

If it has sat a long time give it a few heat cycles before you load it hard


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Lol. Still useful info. I'd assume rings would be good still as long as they didn't score the cylinder walls?


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Re: Pickled engines?

Postby glades cat » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:05 pm

Yea, you can also squirt some Marvel Oil in the cyls when you remove the plugs to prevent dry metal-to-metal rubbing when you first turn it over to prime it.
If ya don't mind taking a video when you fire it up. Sure would like to see it when it comes to life.
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Re: Pickled engines?

Postby TDezso » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:17 pm

glades cat wrote:Yea, you can also squirt some Marvel Oil in the cyls when you remove the plugs to prevent dry metal-to-metal rubbing when you first turn it over to prime it.
If ya don't mind taking a video when you fire it up. Sure would like to see it when it comes to life.


I sure can. Gonna watch it fog out the neighborhood. Lol


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