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Engine block rust?


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#1 SUBARU3

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 01:53 AM

Hey!

What are the best options when "recommissioning" and installling an engine that has been in storage for years? This is a Dodge Colt (Mitsu) engine with 10K on it. The engine is perfect except there is rust, (not horrible), in the coolant passages of the block. I don't want to tear the engine down.

Can I clean as much as possible? How? Then install a coolant filter like this?

http://cgi.ebay.com/...sQ5fAccessories

Any thoughts would be appreciated!

Thanks, Todd

#2 Idasho

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 02:00 AM

If it is limited to the coolant passages, and is just surface rust there is no need to clean it up. Just run it, and treat it to a coolant flush a few hundred miles after the install.

#3 SUBARU3

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 02:27 AM

There are some areas that are kinda flaky rust, but it all very, very dry in there.
I'm going to get that filter to save the radiator.




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