Tomorrow, I plan to assemble an engine from short block to complete engine/trans. This engine will be stored and probably won't be started till spring, maybe early summer. I know to seal the engine up tight afterwards, but should I lubricate to prevent corrosion in places like cylinder walls and valve lifter area? I have a second engine to do the same to after I finish this one. It may not be started for as much as a year. Does the same prevention procedures apply to it, or should I do anything differently?
definetly lube everything, ive heard of people having problems using assembly grease because theres no oil pressure to push it out.
I wouldt be afraid to lube it with STP. but if your worried about a dry start i would simply flip it over when you go to start it and squirt everything with oil again.
Very important to lube the cam and cylinder walls.
Chassis grease will work just fine. Put motor oil on top of the pistons first so it will run down the sides of the pistons and get into the ring grooves.
Put the engine (short block) in a plastic trash bag and store in a dry place.
Terry, I'm assembling an engine this weekend and I'm using engine fogging oil, seems like it will work, and I had it in the shop . Jim
Clevite 77 assembly lubricant, you can put it on everything, if you are going to leave it set.
It will never gum up, dry out, or harden.