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Installing laid-up diesel

I'm resuming a repowering after a several year hiatus. The new diesel has been stored in a garage. Any recommendations/expereince on special measures to take for an engine that's been in storage?

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Re: Installing laid-up diesel

Perhaps best to go with the OEM guide for first-time run in?? "New" , as in still crated and on the skid/never fired, original purchaser NEW???

Other than moisture entering the cylinders somehow and rusting the rings in place, acidic old oil left to foul the lower end or valve crud allowed to petrify......what could go wrong?

Seriously..... spin it over by hand; lube it up and change/top off fluids and filters and hit the start button!

Go ahead! Ask me how I know about old, stored motors not necessarily diesel; but dry-stored, nonetheless. Still a good investment at $1200 in rebuild costs for a $8000+/new 15Kw whole-house genset!

Oh! BTW.. bought that diesel w/the boat around it near three weeks ago. The Beta ran fine! Needs some attention to peripherals; but all's well.. thanks

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