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Old 03-27-2014, 08:32 AM   #1
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Rich stopped by last night to drop a tool off for me and inquired to how I stored my crankshaft. I said laying on its side? Why, what gives? I didn't see any problem as long as nothing was touching the journals. Apparently, there is something like an old wives tale that if you store a crank on its side, it will eventually warp or sag.

I spent the last 15 minutes searching this phenomenon and I can't find a accurate reliable source as to the accuracy of this tale.

Though I did find many people that HAD stored their crank on its side for 10-20 years and it was STILL within tolerance. Even within .0001

Personally, if something is stored standing up, you increase its chances of tipping over by 50%. And once you tip a crank over, you might as well scrap it. Just like a long gun.
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LOL. If cranks were that delicate they would twist. Like a pretzel from torque
I would cover with a light covering of oil.
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i would just put some oil on it too and keep it out of the way of anything that may fall on it.
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Store it in an engine, silly.
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Ya'll are killing me here. LOL.

What I should have asked was, what if anything have you all heard about this?
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That'* just what I was told don't know if their any truth to it.
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It kinda like they say to store rotors flat. But every parts store I have been into has them on the side (end).
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Store it in an engine, silly.
No, you can't do that, it will warp because it is laying on it'* side!

Haven't you been paying attention?
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