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    Default Engine Storage

    I purchased two new MarinePower Vortex S5.7V in 1999. ( Boat Project subsequently died )
    The invoice description is: MarinePower S5.7 (CHEV) Engine Bobtail (withoutgear) set up for V-Drive, freshwater cooling, Drive plates, Edelbrock Carburetors. These Engines have been stored on the crates in my (sometimes heated) shop since 1999.
    I have no records that show they were ever fogged.

    What damage may have occurred in 18 years of storage?

    Humid Seattle
    Thanks for any thoughts.
    Last edited by jsragmn; 11-10-2017 at 01:41 PM. Reason: Clarification

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    Default Re: Engine Storage

    Nothing, Put fuel to them top off the oil, hook up some water and fire them up.
    Chris
    Dockside Marine Services
    Jersey Shore.
    Mercruiser/Mercury Certified
    Let the insanity begin.

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    Default Re: Engine Storage

    I shore do like that answer, thanks Chris.

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    Default Re: Engine Storage

    Before making a suggestion... is it fair to assume that:
    ...... neither engine had been run before?
    ...... spark plugs have been installed during this time?
    ...... plastic plugs are still in exhaust ports?


    If stored correctly, I would agree with Chris!



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    Rick ... aka Ricardo..... AQ series Volvo Penta repair
    Portland, Oregon
    28' SDN F/B w/ twin Volvo Penta 5.7L DP's

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