Storage

Erik Weber yoober at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 17:12:59 PDT 2011


Thanks I had never heard of it.

On 9/19/11, Morgan Jones <morgan at morganjones.org> wrote:
>
> 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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