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Storing a Spare Motor

So I have a spare Tecumseh HMSK80 motor that I want to store on the shelf for future use. I am looking for any and all tips and suggestions for what I should be doing to prepare the motor for long-term storage. I'm talking on a timeline that may be a few years long here.

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put oil in the cylinder and run it out of gas/drain the gas. thats all i would do. dont wrap it in anything or it will trap in moisture and possibly rust the sheet metal
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Ditto to that.

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Amen.... nice to have a spare handy too!




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I 'm working on one to store also. When you take the plug out and with a light you can look in and see the piston when it comes up to TDC if you rotate the crankshaft. I 'm thinking of putting oil in the cylinder when the piston goes down a bit and then keep rotating it thinking the oil will coat everything.
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Put a teaspoon of oil down the spark plug hole and crank the engine over a couple of times. Drain all the gas out of it, spray the engine, especially the sheetmetal with WD40.
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Thanks for all the replies! They are very appreciated!

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They sell fogging oil that will mist into the cylinder and keep it protected. I put the piston all the way down then fog the heck out of it.


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Pretty much the same as everyone else with a difference or 2. I spray WD40 into the cylinder and run the piston up and down a few times. I make sure the piston is as close to TDC as possible and both valves are closed then put the plug back in. Clean off the outside and lightly oil it.

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