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Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by RJ'sCJ6, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. Jan 13, 2014
    RJ'sCJ6

    RJ'sCJ6 Member

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    Hello forum,
    I have been in the process of a frame off resto ony '67 CJ6. Unfortunately due to circumstances beyond my control, I will have to put a tarp over it for a few months before I can complete it. My concern is the engine. Before starting my resto I had the compression checked and all was good. I changed the timing belt and packed the oil pump to help it prime when ready to start. Gave it a basic tune up and new oil but have not started it since. It's been 5 months so far and it maybe another 4 months before I can get back to it.
    Will the engine be alright just sitting up like that? Will it hurt anything, or is there something I need to do while it's in storage?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Heatseeker

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    Keep it covered up good and me thinks all will be fine.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2014
    PeteL

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    Millions of jeeps lived seasonal lives, stored all winter. Many still do.
     
  4. Jan 14, 2014
    duffer

    duffer Rodent Power

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    Likely will be fine if kept dry. If you are concerned, pull the plugs and give each cylinder a shot of WD40, turn over a couple of times and reinstall plugs.
     
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    PeteL

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    Biggest problem I have is mice getting into everyplace and making nests, eating the seats, etc.
     
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    fhoehle

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    Those rodents also love wiring. Throw a couple dryer sheets inside the cab and engine bay. Why dryer sheets? I have no idea, but for some bizarre reason they keep away the mice.
     
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    PeteL

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    Yep. I do that, and mothballs, and cedar chips. But the D-Con bait still gets eaten!
     
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    timgr

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    My J10 came to me with hardware cloth over the air cleaner snorkel. Apparently some rodents found it a comfortable lair.
     
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    duffer

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    Yep. I had to put hardware cloth over the air box intake on the JK. It made the perfect mouse house. I have no problems with rodents being in the engine bay but only if the are steel, iron, and aluminum species.
     
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    mortten

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    Ditto on my TJ. PO had it on there.
     
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    PeteL

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    Ditto on my YJ airbox. Someone should inform the Jeep design team.
     
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    noahlon

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    I found disconnecting the battery helped with the pack rat problem. Evidently the are drawn to the wire that has charge potential. Another trick is fill a tennis ball with moth balls.
     
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    tomatolane

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    I would drain the carb also.
     
  14. Jan 15, 2014
    Posimoto

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    Put Stabil in the gas tank too.
     
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