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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/ebaymotors/Tefba-1-1-2-Coolant-Filter-Classic-and-Sports-Cars-_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem35af8755edQQitemZ230578148845QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

 

Any thoughts would be appreciated!

 

Thanks, Todd

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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.

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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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