Author Topic: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild  (Read 201821 times)

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Re: Gnarly4X's 22RE Rebuild
« Reply #720 on: Apr 05, 2017, 05:19:05 AM »
Experience is a great teacher. 

As I work out the issues on my truck after this engine rebuild and having resurrected it from being stored for 4 years... I did more research on tire flat-spotting.

Well, it looks like I have stupidly have ruined my fresh set of Michelins. :smack:  According to what I've read, temporary flat-spotting is fairly common when a vehicle sits on it tires from overnight to several days.  :psss: PERMANENT flat-spotting can occur when a vehicle sits for several months!  :yikes:  I will do one more test and air up the tires to near max PSI, drive it down the freeway for an  hour or so and see what happens, but it appears that if the flat spots come out it will be a miracle! :crossed:

I have never "stored" a vehicle.  Experience is a great teacher.   Believing that I was going to store my truck for an extended period,  I should have drained my fuel tank and blocked up the truck.  I should have completely drained the coolant from the block.  :hammer:

By the time I get my truck where I want it, I will be over $6,000 invested since starting my rebuild.  :willynilly:

Gnarls. :spin:

« Last Edit: Apr 05, 2017, 06:40:05 AM by Gnarly4X »
1986 XtraCab SR5 22RE 5speed W56B, ~26,000 MI after break-in, DIM (Did It Myself) rebuilt engine - .020" over, engnbldr RV head, OS valves, 261C cam, DT Header.


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