Storage

Morgan Jones morgan at morganjones.org
Mon Sep 19 13:18:05 PDT 2011


What about Engine Fogging Oil?  Isn't it made for just this purpose?

-morgan


On Sep 19, 2011, at 3:30 PM, Jim Stewart wrote:

> On 9/19/2011 12:10 PM, Erik Weber wrote:
>> I am forced to put my SV into storage. The place is climate
>> controlled, so I don't have to worry about freezing. But the manager
>> agreed to let me store it there on the condition that I empty the gas
>> tank. I've always heard to leave gas in the tank to prevent rust. Any
>> suggestions are appreciated.
>> 
>> Erik
>> 
> 
> A dry tank in dry air won't rust. Even if there's a bit of moisture in the air the rust will only be a thin surface coating.
> 
> But you can protect against that easily. Just drain and dry the inside of the tank, then pour a few ounces of motor oil into it and coat the inside thoroughly, then pour out the excess.
> 
> WD-40 should work for this application - after all, "WD" stands for water displacement, the intended use of the product.
> 
> -js
> 



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