Will a DG Engine be O.K. - been standing for a few years..

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Will a DG Engine be O.K. - been standing for a few years..

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The DG engine in my 1985 Autosleeper went kaput and I've been offered one that's done 44,000 miles from another vehicle. It's been standing in a dry garage for about 6 years but runs O.K. I've seen it running - it sounds good, no leaks or noises but I'm just wondering if there might be any problems because it's been unused for so long . It's had antifreeze in it all the time so I would imagine the head bolts are O.K.........Any advice chaps ?!

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if it sounds ok, it runs ok it isnt leaking fluids, i'd say it ok........

change the oil and filter, after you have let it warm up.
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Thanks Mocki.........

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I've really abused my 1.9DG over the years (driven it for months with a leaking jacket, driven it 500 miles with the rockers hanging off, driven it with not-quite-right timing) and it's still going.

If it holds oil, holds water, and runs without funny noises I'd say it was a good 'un!

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Note to self . . . .
Disregard anything dan wood ever writes on this forum. :wink:

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wasserleaker wrote:Note to self . . . .
Disregard anything dan wood ever writes on this forum. :wink:

...t'is probably best!

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