Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Woodend, Victoria
Short-Term Retirement of XR6
I'm about to head off an a 15 month around th world trip.
But, I'm having to leave 2 cars behind. The XC is fine, its only running a 250, it'll be pulled out when I get back anyway.
It's the XR6 (EF) that I'm a little concerned about. Over the last couple of weeks it has developed a head gasket leah (Doh!) both internal and external.
I realise water sitting in the cylinder for a period of time will spell D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R for the engine when I eventually try to fire it up again.
I was told by someone to drain the current oil. The Just about fill it (15L) with "Redex", even putting some in each cylinder.
Should I just drain the water and run the engine a bit ( < 10 seconds ) to ensure there is no water in any cylinders then simply cancel the rego and let it sit?
Or is there some decent preparation I should be taking? I've only ever had to do this with the XC, and I knew it would fire up first time when I got back.
Thanks Guys, I know everyone will include their 2 cents on this one!
1978 XC Fairmont. <-- Slowly being restored
250 X-Flow with T5, 2.77 LSD with full pedders sports ryder trim (front and rear). All riding on 14X7 Hotwires.
AND, as recent addition.
1995 EF XR6 Manual
Gun Metal Grey with King springs and 2.5 exhaust, riding on EL XR8 rims.