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Preparring engines for winter

Post by RAB on Fri Oct 09 2009, 12:21

I was just wondering what you all do to prepare your engines for the winter cheers

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Re: Preparring engines for winter

Post by BRASSO on Fri Oct 09 2009, 12:56

Empty all water out.

Clean any rusty bits & oil then & Oil up all flywheels etc. and cover with clingfilm.

Put in back of garage and cover over with dust sheet and plastic cover.

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Post by JONESEY on Fri Oct 09 2009, 20:47

Dont cover with plastic sheet, just the dust cover they will swet Sad
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Re: Preparring engines for winter

Post by Guest on Sat Oct 17 2009, 16:54

Hi all,

In your last tank of fuel for the year put a drop of 2 stroke oil in with the fuel, it will put a linning on the inside of the tank and stop it rusting.

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Re: Preparring engines for winter

Post by mike d on Sat Oct 17 2009, 17:46

so is it ok to leave the fuel tank empty????????????????????

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Re: Preparring engines for winter

Post by JONESEY on Sat Oct 17 2009, 18:23

Yes but there are plenty of playing days in the winter lol! lol!
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i was going

Post by RAB on Sat Oct 17 2009, 21:25

i were going to leave mine empty, is it a good idea ???????????

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Re: Preparring engines for winter

Post by jay on Mon Oct 19 2009, 18:25

leave the tank empty but open the fuel tap and remove the fuel pipe so any condensation can drain out..if you got water cooled engines either drain the water or add a bit of anti freeze to the water..leave the engine on compresion stroke to keep the valves closed.and if you can turn the engine over every now and then and add a bit of oil to the bores to stop anything seizing.

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does this have to be done

Post by RAB on Mon Oct 19 2009, 18:31

even if there going to be wrapped up warm in a garage,if so what grade anti freeze is best, thanks

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Re: Preparring engines for winter

Post by mike d on Mon Oct 19 2009, 20:05

jay wrote:leave the tank empty but open the fuel tap and remove the fuel pipe so any condensation can drain out..if you got water cooled engines either drain the water or add a bit of anti freeze to the water..leave the engine on compression stroke to keep the valves closed.and if you can turn the engine over every now and then and add a bit of oil to the bores to stop anything seizing.

good call jay.........your going to enjoy it on this forum........

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Re: Preparring engines for winter

Post by Guest on Wed Oct 21 2009, 13:16

ryan wrote:i were going to leave mine empty, is it a good idea ???????????

even if you leave your tank with diesel in Ryan, condensation will still get to the bottom of the tank and cause rot to occur.

i use antifreeze in my engines, much to the chagrin of some other guys, however we get some savige weather up here, and none of the engines have come anywhere near freezing yet.

now mags can be an iffy subject, in a damp shed its beneficial, if you can, to remove the Mags, but sometimes its just not possible, one thing you can do, is to put a sachet of silica gel into the mag, this will absorb any moisture that might get into there, i havent tried this myself, but it may be worth a bash.

afro one cool dude

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Re: Preparring engines for winter

Post by JONESEY on Wed Oct 21 2009, 21:15

Get out there once a month and give them a crank up I pulled my out in the snow last year Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: Preparring engines for winter

Post by mike d on Wed Oct 21 2009, 22:10

i bet that in that snow lol! was cold......must have shriveled up lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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Re: Preparring engines for winter

Post by stationary stu on Thu Oct 22 2009, 10:40

I keep the old oil from oil changes and using a paint brush give the engine a coat of oil, more so the flywheel or places that rust would normally form. (Could be messy so don't do it on the patio .) Then next year just wash it off with gunk or something similar.

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i always have cranked them

Post by RAB on Thu Oct 22 2009, 13:51

up every couple of weeks, give them a good run, dont like them being stood still for to long cheers

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Re: Preparring engines for winter

Post by JONESEY on Fri Oct 23 2009, 21:00

Play time in the snow as you can see I run mine when the suns out it was lovely and cold
I had cleared the drive got a snow plough for the ride on mower Very Happy
this was Feb of this year,with my helper watching [no longer with me Sad Sad ]
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Re: Preparring engines for winter

Post by mike d on Fri Oct 23 2009, 21:34

shoot........you must be high up in that castle......we've got rain down here..... lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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jonesey no the way you must have felt

Post by RAB on Sat Oct 24 2009, 01:42

we had two springers, spike and gilbert, spike is 5 we have had him from 6 weeks old, he comes to all the rallys, sadly gilbert died in may only 2 years old, he eat building sand that contained lime, we didnt even know he done it, that kind of dog put there nose everywere, it destroyed me, still not over him now, the older one has gone a little quiter now, but we try and keep him as active as possible, i think it hurt so much as the pair use to go everywere with me, and to lose one it was horriable, this is a picture of him

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he had a hair cut a couple of days before

Post by RAB on Sat Oct 24 2009, 01:43

thats why he looked so clipped up lol

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Re: Preparring engines for winter

Post by JONESEY on Sat Oct 24 2009, 06:59

I now were your coming from Ryan Chocky was 14 I had her from a puppy I had to take on her last vist to the vets,she just got old I was not going to let her suffer
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