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 Post subject: crank storage
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:36 am 
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I recently read that you should never store your crank laying down, not even for a day.Could it be because over time it will bend? Now after several months I am worried that my crank is bent? Should I be worried?


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 Post subject: Re: crank storage
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:07 am 
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This is a wives tale. Places like Scat store hundreds of crankshafts laying down in their warehouse. About the most important things when storing a crank are keeping it from rusting and keeping it from getting knocked over and "dinged"...


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 Post subject: Re: crank storage
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:48 am 
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X2 - I have several standing on end because the storage space allows it LOL. Couple of others are under the lathe bench. Prep carefully for storage and bag in a large trash bag. Boxing after bagging is even better. If really long term I'd coat the journals with grease. WD-40 is not a long term storage coating. Use something like CRC SP-400. I have some mil spec stuff gifted by a mil spec level connection LOL.

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 Post subject: Re: crank storage
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 11:56 am 
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An ol engine builder in our area used to say. A cool charge is a hard charge. The cooler that intake the more hp you make!


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 Post subject: Re: crank storage
PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:04 pm 
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Thanks for setting my mind at ease. I will grease and bag my crank.


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