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Date Posted: - Sunday - 02/25/07 - 1:07am
Author: chuck
Subject: The worst
In reply to: Steve B 's message, "Perkins 4.107" on - Friday - 02/23/07 - 4:53pm

Steve, The absolute worst thing you can do to a diesel engine is not use it. Did the owner tell you exactly what steps were taken to lay up the engine? My bet is it was bare minimum if anything at all. I would be very reluctant to just fire that thing up after all of this time. You could do serious damage. If you have the time resources and money, pull it out, take it apart and have pistons, rings, bearings, injectors, pumps and most else checked, lubricated and reassembled before you start it. Others will tell you tales of starting engines after they sat for years but ask yourself if you really want to take that chance?

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[> [> I agree -- steve, - Monday - 02/26/07 - 4:13pm

Thanks for the advice Chuck. I've decided to pull it out and send it off for disassembly and inspection.

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