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My opinion on any engine that has not been run for a very long time is that its a crap shoot. The only way to be certain is to tear it down, clean it, measure everything and then reassemble, using assembley lube. Thats just an opinion.

The reasons for this opinion are as follows:
1. All the lube has dried out and is now goo, or worse, glue, that cannot be easily cleaned. Its not possible to hot tank an assembled engine.
2. Its a total unknown. The seller said "trust me"
3. all the seals are shot anyway. They dry out and shrink and get brittle.
4. you can spend far more trying to troubleshoot an unknown than it would cost to just freshen it up to begin with.
5. If you take the crap shoot and loose you can loose bigger than if you did it right to begin with, ie you can damage good parts and now must replace them.

Last edited by snowman; 09-15-2005 at 08:43 PM..
Old 09-15-2005, 08:30 PM
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