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Old 01-22-2014, 07:55 AM   #15
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GShaw, I know tons of these big motors sit for very long times and start right up and don't seem to have any problems. Mine included. I'm just relating what the Cat owners manual advises on my C12. As well as what my engine builder advises. I do believe the best possible care for the big engine would be to follow Cat's advice. And I'm quite sure almost nobody, maybe even nobody, follows that advice. I have a Corvette with a built motor in it. It sits in my garage all winter. I pull the fuel pump fuse and crank it to circulate the oil throughout before firing it up. As my builder advises me to do. My buddy has a race motor in his Vette with a dry sump. He runs his oil pump with a drill before every cold start. Sure can't hurt and might help.

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I don't know what kind of winters you have there but we go from low's of -28c to highs of +10 and everything in between in a matter of days several times through the winters, that much moisture fluctuation reals havoc on away thing that sits outside.
My coach, which is sitting outside under 12", (30cm), of snow, has seen rapid temperature changes...... from -25f to +40f, (-32c to +4c), ....only twice this winter, (so far).
'96 Safari, Central WI

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