[xj] Oil for engine storage

All:

I have a spare 71 XJ6 engine that I will rebuild one day. It’s sitting on a
wood blocks in the garage.

I drained the crankcase oil when I moved it to its current location (so not
to spill oil) and assume it’s wise to refill it with oil. The question is,
would it be wise to overfill it to keep as many parts as possible in oil
until the rebuild takes place.

Where would additional oil go? Could it get as far up as the cams and
valves?

Regards
Lou
71 XJ6===================================================
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Lou, in my experience, the whole engine is filled with oil to the top of the
plugs and cam covers, and all the water passages! This is how spare engines
are stored by large importers in LA, that I know of.–
Alex
79xj6L SII (BRG + wires)
86xj6 SIII (Black)
61 Sprite MkII (Red)
Menlo Park, Calif.

Lou Danzico wrote:

All:

I have a spare 71 XJ6 engine that I will rebuild one day. It’s sitting on a
wood blocks in the garage.

I drained the crankcase oil when I moved it to its current location (so not
to spill oil) and assume it’s wise to refill it with oil. The question is,
would it be wise to overfill it to keep as many parts as possible in oil
until the rebuild takes place.

Where would additional oil go? Could it get as far up as the cams and
valves?

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Lou, in my experience, the whole engine is filled with oil to the top of the
plugs and cam covers, and all the water passages! This is how spare engines
are stored by large importers in LA, that I know of.–
Alex
79xj6L SII (BRG + wires)
86xj6 SIII (Black)
61 Sprite MkII (Red)
Menlo Park, Calif.

Lou Danzico wrote:

All:

I have a spare 71 XJ6 engine that I will rebuild one day. It’s sitting on a
wood blocks in the garage.

I drained the crankcase oil when I moved it to its current location (so not
to spill oil) and assume it’s wise to refill it with oil. The question is,
would it be wise to overfill it to keep as many parts as possible in oil
until the rebuild takes place.

Where would additional oil go? Could it get as far up as the cams and
valves?

===================================================
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Lou Danzico wrote:

All:

I have a spare 71 XJ6 engine that I will rebuild one day. It’s sitting on a
wood blocks in the garage.

I drained the crankcase oil when I moved it to its current location (so not
to spill oil) and assume it’s wise to refill it with oil. The question is,
would it be wise to overfill it to keep as many parts as possible in oil
until the rebuild takes place.

Where would additional oil go? Could it get as far up as the cams and
valves?

Fill the bores and turn it over, Lou. Bores are the first to rust -
apart from the water passages…:slight_smile:

Frank
sj6 85 Sov Europe (UK/NZ)===================================================
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Lou;
Depending on how long the engine sat with the “original” oil in it,
damage may already have been done to the rods and main bearing…
Acids are formed in the motor oil from normal contamination a’la
gasoline, combustion vapors, etc. leaking by the rings, being recirculated
into the crankcase, etc. These acids “etch” (aka “eat”) the surface of the
bearing shells… Figure they are so much scrap, now…
Do not refill the engine with oil… once a month or so, squirt some
oil in the cylinders thru the spark plug holes and rotate the engine several
revolutions… Hand cranking doesn’t turn the oil pump fast enough for it
to suck up any crankcase oil and distribute it thru-out the engine… your
best bet is to get an “Engine pre-oiler”… this is a hootis that screws into
the block at an oil galley port, like where the oil gauge sending unit
lives, and pressure feeds clean oil thru the oiling system. As you do this
over a period of many months to a year or so, keep tabs on the oil level via
the dip stick, drain when the full line is reached.
These actions will not do much to “cure” the already damaged
internals, but will keep the engine free, making disassembly a helluva lot
easier at some future date… BUT (and that’s a “big” but), this service
MUST be done on a regular basis… once the rings or valves stick, that’s
it… it’s stuck…
If you are worried about the cams rusting, pop the cam covers and
coat the cams, tappets, etc., with a liberal amount of grease, renew
periodically…
Charles #677556.

All:

I have a spare 71 XJ6 engine that I will rebuild one day. It’s sitting on
a
wood blocks in the garage.

I drained the crankcase oil when I moved it to its current location (so
not
to spill oil) and assume it’s wise to refill it with oil. The question
is,
would it be wise to overfill it to keep as many parts as possible in oil
until the rebuild takes place.

Where would additional oil go? Could it get as far up as the cams and
valves?

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