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Winter Nap Time for my A

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Mark M. Slavens

11-25-2012 14:51:42

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Time to leave my work in progress (1947 Farmall A)until next Spring. Battery is out, the radiator was removed. What else do I do (any antifreeze left in the engine that should be drained ? What about the engine oil - drain or leave as is ? Gas tank/fuel line ? Any other tips would sure be appreciated.
Thanx !!!

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Pete in Holland, MI

11-26-2012 19:41:07

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 Re: Winter Nap Time for my A in reply to Mark M. Slavens, 11-25-2012 14:51:42  
I always shut my tractors off at the end of the season by turning off the gas, then letting it starve out.

Turning off by the ignition allows several strokes of gas laiden air to be sucked into cylinders and dilute the oil.

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El Toro

11-26-2012 06:04:44

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 Re: Winter Nap Time for my A in reply to Mark M. Slavens, 11-25-2012 14:51:42  
I would do what maxwell99 suggested on oiling the cylinders. Squirt a lot of oil on top of the pistons then bump the engine over one revolution, then squirt some more oil into the cylinders. This will keep your engine from being stuck. Hal

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11-26-2012 04:18:27

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 Re: Winter Nap Time for my A in reply to mkirsch, 11-25-2012 14:51:42  
Rod bearings dont sit in oil....unless you over fill it. Kinda stupid.

I would leave it full of antifreeze.(in the radiator of course).

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11-25-2012 18:05:21

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 Re: Winter Nap Time for my A in reply to Mark M. Slavens, 11-25-2012 14:51:42  
I would leave oil in crankcase if it good oil, not oil that's been in there for years.
air can not get to bearings that are coated in oil.

might pull plugs and put a shot of oil in each cylinder and turn over motor one or two times to coat the cylinder walls, do not want a stuck ring or motor when you get back to it.

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Jim in Ma.

11-25-2012 15:27:07

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 Re: Winter Nap Time for my A in reply to Mark M. Slavens, 11-25-2012 14:51:42  
If unheated, I would not drain the oil = Think Condentation.

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