After storing my 1927 couple for many years, one of the first things I am going to do is drain the oil. I am considering putting in kerosene after draining the oil as a flush. If I do, should I put some into the transmission by removing the top plate on the transmission housing? I would appreciate comments/suggestions regarding flushing the engine. I described my project on a June 14 thread.
I wouldn't. You could just wipe out several bearings. Better to switch to a cheap detergent oil,run it a short time and the change it again. You will clean out most of the sludge in an old engine.
Jack, I don't intend to start the engine now. I want to get the old oil out and then remove the oil pan and head and have a "look" around. I could use a cheap oil but thought the kerosene would clean it better.
Could the kerosene be a problem in such a situation?
i sometimes use diesel as a cleaning solution. It's also cheaper than Kerosene. Never use gasolne unless your life insurance is paid up! I don't see a problem with flushing with diesel or kerosene, but wouldn't start it that way. I'd just drain the oil and pull it apart, cleaning as it needs it.