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    A question about cylinder fogger

    I would like to know what if any of you do about an engine cylinder fogger oil for long term storage? I have used W80 mixed with marvel mystery oil to spray, but now it looks like the marvel has some zinc content? I know the old ww2 radial guys loved the stuff.

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    Lycoming issued a service letter about that. Basically, you change the oil using a preservative oil (Aircraft Spruce has it) mixed with regular oil and run the engine up to temp, then spray more of the same oil mixture into the cylinders through the spark plug holes.

    You can also buy oil made for fogging engines at the auto parts store. How that compares in effectiveness to the Lycoming spec'd oil, I don't know. But even if you fog the top with the commercial product, putting the preservative in the crankcase oil is a good idea.

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    This is a large radial engine, its not going to be started. I'm not sure if some auto store fogging oil is going to be an aircraft engine approved product? But then something is better than nothing.

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