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Old 10-25-2010, 11:23 PM   #1
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So I am going to be buying a 2.0L short block with a spun bearing for next to nothing. However with being in college I am A) Broke, and B) Limited on space/tools. We live in a half house so I have an unfinished basement and room in the apartment. I want to get an engine mount but still don't know what precautions I should take to the block to keep it from rusting or any other damage that could occur.

This is just a winter project so I can learn more about the workings of a motor, so it will be worked on all winter.

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Old 10-25-2010, 11:38 PM   #2
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i went to costco and bought some saran wrap (sp?) for misc parts and for an entire long block i tape up all the holes TB,Coolant openings turbo and then put a large trash bag over it on my engine stand
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:23 AM   #3
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Just put it on an engine stand and tape up all the holes
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Just put it on an engine stand and tape up all the holes
and oil the iron cylinder walls so they don't rust up
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:25 PM   #5
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Use anti corrosion spray (for example afc-50) or spray some oil on your parts. Tape, wraps and bags wont do the trick. In fact if room temperature changes, wrapping the block will only make things worse.

Before oiling or spraying make sure your parts are clean and dry.
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:51 PM   #6
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i went to costco and bought some saran wrap (sp?) for misc parts and for an entire long block i tape up all the holes TB,Coolant openings turbo and then put a large trash bag over it on my engine stand

In Hawaii we have an abundance of salt in the air ( as you could imagine ) so covering anything susceptible to corrosion is #1 priority. Also, our huge temperature swings ( between 78 and 82 degrees ) don't really cause much in the way of condensation.
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