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Old 06-07-2003, 03:58 PM
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I am currently storing my chevy 350 upside down on the engine stand so that the bottom end is exposed. The antifreeze and oil has pretty much all seaped out. Can this damage my engine? Thanks in advance...

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Old 06-07-2003, 06:09 PM
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I wouldn't think so.....Just makes sure it's in a dry place so no internal rusting occurs...Steve
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If it's going to be there a while, oil it up good with motor oil, then slip a couple of large trash bags over it & tie the openings up. This keeps moisture out.
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Worse that'll happen is a little oil will seap past the rings into the cylinders.All thaty'll do is make it smoke like hell for the first 5seconds when ya start it again.
Like said above keep it covered so crap stays out of it and squirt some oil on the crank and stuffif the pansoff to keep it from rusting.
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Old 06-08-2003, 02:10 PM
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kool, thanks guys, It should only by like that a week or so...
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before you fire it up pull all the plugs and spin it over to blow the cylinders out. you will not hurt anything stored up side down. If its going to be on the stand for a long time, I'd back the rocker arms off to save the valve springs.
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before you fire it up pull all the plugs and spin it over to blow the cylinders out. you will not hurt anything stored up side down. If its going to be on the stand for a long time, I'd back the rocker arms off to save the valve springs.
This makes no sense to back off the rocker arms. I mean when you run an engine it is harder on the springs than just sitting there. Of course if it is left so that it has one spring compressed for a long period of time I could see it being a problem, in which case i would just turn the crank over until all the valves are closed.

Or am I missing something?
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How do you rotate it so all of the valves are closed?
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Old 06-12-2003, 09:34 PM
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well my harmonic damper has a bolt and all I have to do is turn right and the engine will spin, spinning the cam and closing valves...
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LOL LOL Close all the valves at once?
The only thing that might happen is the lifters will all be empty.
Why store it upside anyway. Cars set for years without backing of the rockers. Maybe on a out and out race eng. while in storage.
It`s allready oily just bag it to keep the dirt and dust out.
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Well maybe they won't all close at once, but you could have them so that 2 are half way.
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sorry, i was mistaken...
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