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Eagledriver Eagledriver is offline
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You will have to be the judge. All we can do is give you our opinions. I think you should not run the engine until you can use it on a regular basis. Running it will do nothing for the seals except expose them to combustion products and water. Think about it--the seals were sitting in a package for months and now they are sitting for more months in your engine. They won't age more there than they did in the box. Once you run the engine they will be heated up and exposed to things and will start the aging process. As these chemicals work on the seals and dry out they will degrade the seals. The only advantage I can see to running the engine is to see if it runs.

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Old 06-21-2005, 06:46 PM
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