Engine using ATF to help free up 351C engine

70ivygreen

Member
Jan 16, 2007
15
2
14
80
Auburn, Alabama
I have a 351C engine that has been machined and rebuilt about 5 years ago and has been sitting on an engine stand since that time. Attempted to turn if over manually but felt much resistance. I have not gone into the engine to see if there is any rust or other damage to the cylinder walls but before I do I want to inject a small amount of ATF into each cylinder via the spark plug holes to see if it would free up the engine. There is no engine oil in the crankcase. Is ATF satisfactory for this operation or is another material or a totally different approach recommended? Don't believe the cylinders can withstand another boring.
 
  • Sponsors(?)


RaggedGT

check back later..
Mod Dude
Jul 20, 2014
4,674
3,094
193
35
Taylorsville ky
www.stangnet.com
I’ve used atf and Marvel mystery oil to free up a few engines with pretty good success.
But I would lean towards letting it soak ,and then opening it up. You might get lucky with a cylinder hone and some rings
 

Realmongo

I prefer to be called "Evil Genius"
Founding Member
Oct 10, 2001
2,310
40
99
Western Mass
This might be a good candidate for STA-BIL Fogging Oil. Sprayed in through the spark plug holes it coats everything inside in a mist. Commonly used for tractors that are shut down for prolonged periods.

 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
M Ever use Lucas ATF? SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 3
Y C4 fluid capacity and type of ATF to use? Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 3
mrvax Anyone ever use ATF fluid in place of PS fluid? SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 5
drag0nfan's04GT So should I use ATF or something else in my GT? SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 4
J Never ending ? To use atf or gear oil? Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 41
maverick0716 What brand of ATF do you use? Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 9
KaPPaBaLL Peeps with tremec 3650.. Have you used Mobil 1 ATF fluid? SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 1
W Engine Oil Change Interval for a car that is not used much ? Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 6
Mustang5L5 Brakes 3-2 port brake conversion using SN95 fitting Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 1
M 08-09 OEM HID Using Stock Harness - Write Up 2005 - 2009 Specific Tech 1
J For Sale Used 2015-2017 MUSTANG Wheel Rim 18x8 Aluminum 5 Spoke Wheels Tires Brakes 0
R Digital Tuning Use wideband controller to.... 1994 - 1995 Specific Tech 6
7991LXnSHO Electrical Battery Quick Disconnect use Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 10
S WTB/Trade WTB Used Edelbrock ProFlo Self learn setup Engine and Power Adder 2
WarHorse66 Can i use roller cam parts in 81 block. 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 3
65Stang86 WTB/Trade Looking for used edelbrock 7121 performer rpm intake manifold Engine and Power Adder 0
pats91 Paint and Body Floor Pan Replacement - Can a SN95/New Edge floorpan be used in a Fox Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 4
93notchback347! What spark plugs do I use with canfield heads and vortech v1 blower Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 3
lxhatch91 WTB/Trade Need B303 use Engine and Power Adder 0
N Electrical Can you use the 4cyl electric fan controller in a 5.0 swap? Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 4
Jason Roberts O2 Simulators put on a 1994 GT 5.0 do they hurt the car or are they useful even though the 94 GT only had 2 O2 sensors and they were before the cats 1994 - 1995 Specific Tech 3
P Fox Has anyone ever used sn95 emission valve solenoids in a foxbody. 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 0
mustang90 For Sale MMD Hood Struts .. used once Interior Exterior Parts 2
K Fox Should I/would you still use single after market gauges? 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 5
S Using maf with megasquirt pnp Digital Self-tuning Forum 7
P What tuning platform are you using? Digital Self-tuning Forum 0
Mstng93SSP SOLD SOLD Used ford 3:73 Gears $50 Drivetrain Parts 0
Mstng93SSP Is there a market for used gears? 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 18
kiddiccarus SOLD (Shipped) Thank You ........ Adjustable Clutch Cable Kit (used for 2 hours) Drivetrain Parts 3
Mstng93SSP Is the foxbody used part market dead? 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 69
Jordan Warta 5.0 using oil 2010 - 2014 Specific Tech 1
Jordan Warta 2011 5.0 using oil 2010 - 2014 Specific Tech 3
M Buying a used Mustang - how do you know what options it has? 2015+ (S550) Mustang -General/Talk 2
R Would You Use This Crank? 2010 - 2014 Specific Tech 3
E Fuel What fuel injectors to use Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 3
voodoo18 1992 LX 5.0 mystery. use to run now doesn't. HELP Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 43
M '05 to '09 V6 Mustang / Explorer Owners Using " X- Charger " kits ( Explorer Express ) 2005 - 2014 S-197 Mustang -General/Talk- 2
Hoytster SOLD MSD Digital-6 Plus Ignition plus MSD Blaster TFI Coil - Used Engine and Power Adder 2
Hoytster For Sale Fluidampr Harmonic Balancer - Stock 302 Balance - Used Engine and Power Adder 1
Hoytster SOLD Ross XL 400 Standard Bore Pistons and Eagle Forged Rods - Used Engine and Power Adder 3
jenrik Anyone still use this? SN95 4.6L Mustang Tech 9
Mstng93SSP Has anyone used the tool to hold lifters up for cam change? 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 28
T-BONE93 Drivetrain What C-clip eliminator to use with ssbc brakes Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 1
MrPerfect2 Fox Why did FORD use such lower sized gears in rear IMO 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 29
A Used 13 gt issues 2005 - 2014 S-197 Mustang -General/Talk- 2
from6to8 3 inch CAI ok to use for 351? 1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk- 17
G Has anyone used this header on their I-6 ? 1965 - 1973 Classic Mustangs -General/Talk- 0
J Suspension LOOKING FOR USED M&M COILOVER KITS Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech 1
from6to8 Thoughts on using this setup on 351 build 1994 - 1995 Specific Tech 86
FastDriver Dynoing using Data log? Digital Self-tuning Forum 7
Similar threads