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Old 10-02-2018, 05:41 PM   #41
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One time I tried to winterize my Diesel engine by spraying fogging oil in the air intake.

I kept spraying but it never stalled out. I went through 6 cans worth 60$ before I gave up.

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Old 10-03-2018, 01:01 PM   #42
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"I remember once being advised to overfill the crankcase for winter and drain some before spring start up."

When gas was cheap the lobster guys ran common gas engine blocks.

They would try to make , a deal with a local junk yard and when a good runner would come in they would grab it as a spare.

The technique was to fill it with diesel as much as they could get in.

Could sit for a year or more , and when drained could be used.

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Old 10-03-2018, 01:51 PM   #43
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I collect cars, trucks, airplanes,and boats. I have started gasoline engines that have set 30 years in a field under a closed hood and only had to clean the carburetor and they purred like a kitten. I once cut a tree out of the engine bay of an airplane,started the engine and took off. (I will admit when I was in my 20s I was a damned fool idiot.....) Diesels in a mild climate in the interior of a closed boat will restart after at least 5 years and run like it was yesterday they last ran.

BUT were they damaged internally by the neglect? Maybe, but I never saw evidence of it, even in the airplane engine with the tree in the cowl. But I dont recommend neglecting the engine, but changing oil before storage of a few months isnt required in my opinion.

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