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The cross flow I’m putting in my pano has been sitting idle for a while so I’m think ing of dropping some oil down the bores just to make sure everything is staying nice and loose.

What’s best to use?

I’ve heard diesel and light machine oil can be used.a20590f5d19b6bd76e6f36e3c47e0977.jpg

 

 

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I like CRC 5.56 as it has oil in it to coat everything. Lanotec is good in harsh environments due to it forming a protective crust, is more like a wax but dissolves easily when needed.

WD40 is pretty much useless, evaporates away to nothing.

All said, engine oil is pretty foolproof.

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When I shut down my race engine, like it is at the moment, I put heaps in.  To the point that when you wind it over and it comes to tdc it comes out the plug hole. Of course you MUST put a notation on the engine that you have done this so that when it comes to firing it, you remove the plugs first and wind her over to get rid of all the excess oil. 

You might not want to go to that extent so just strike a happy medium 

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Yep, as above.  Sticker on the rocker cover to remind you.  5 squirts from an oil can down each bore, plugs out wind her over with the key 2 0r 3 revolutions.

 

and as Greg said, WD40 is porous. 

Poor as piss  bah ha ha ha ha

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If your near Ipswich I'll pop by and do it on Saturday. Gotta do the fire up of a customer engine down there on Saturday. 

Thanks for the offer man but I just did it myself. Only used about 100mls of oil over all six but it’s turning over with a ratchet on the pulley easy enough.


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