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davidh 09-02-2007 05:28 PM

internal rust
 
i just pulled the rocker cover from a 300d thats been sitting a while. the back three cam lobes are rusted all to he-- ! there is no way for water to just drip in there, and even tho its been sititng i am wondering why just these are bad. anyone else have any ideas. im pulling the head anyway for a compete inspection but just thought i would ask a question.
davidh

kerry 09-02-2007 06:18 PM

Condensation? I'd try starting it before pulling the head. Lots of sitters been started with the help of this forum.

300SDog 09-02-2007 07:36 PM

Been sittin maybe 8-10+ yrs at Wisconsin huh? Look for piston rings rusted solid in their grooves when you pull the cyl head. Hells bells, rings might even have rusted their way into the bores themselves probly pitted. Condensation over time from inside out kills plenty of engines. Thats why you gotta laugh at sellers handing out bull***** like "it ran excellent when parked (12-20 yrs ago)."

ForcedInduction 09-02-2007 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 240Dog (Post 1609381)
Thats why you gotta laugh at sellers handing out bull***** like "it ran excellent when parked (12-20 yrs ago)."

So true. That's why buyers must be cautious of cars that have not been run for more than a year, especially if it was sitting outdoors for that time.

300SDog 09-02-2007 07:47 PM

Yep and never believe for one god-damned New York minute the amount of time they claim it's been sittin..... "couple of years" is usually more like 6-10.


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