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Old 01-26-2018, 08:02 PM
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Default New LS3

My original plan was to build my car over 4-5 years. I'm accelerating my plans to two years. I can get a great deal on a GM crate LS3-525. My question is, how long can a motor sit and not run. Are there a number things I should do to keep it like new?

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68 Chevelle Malibu, Originally a 327/4 Spd, now going with LS3/525-TCI 6X
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Old 01-26-2018, 10:20 PM
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My self I would get oil in it. Turn the oil pump with a drill get it all oiled inside. Spray PB Blaster or get the boat fogging spray and put it in all the cylinders. Put plugs in the holes.

If it is going to sit a long time just turn it over every now and again so valve springs are not open all the time.

Main enemies of sitting are the valve springs loosing tension being open all the time. And rust in the cylinders.
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