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I have a Honda Civi 1986 that the timing chain broke and it sat up for 3 months and then we took the heads off and replaced the bent valves and i see some rust inside by the pistons, is that and easy fix or i need to trash it?

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It depends on how much rust is in there. If it's heavy, scaly rust you might need a new engine, but if it's real light you could possibly get away with spraying it with a good penetrating oil, like Kroil, which comes in an orange can, and rubbing it clean with fine grit scotch brite. Very light rust in the cylinders is probably just from condensation from the car sitting, but if you have lots of rust, or water in your oil, it's probably a more serious problem. Just make sure you clean all the rust residue you possibly can out before you re-assemble the motor, and it's also a good idea to leave a light coat of oil on the cylinder walls for start-up. Hope this helps you.

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No u dont have to trash it....you can clean it with a rag just a little moist with gas...after that u have to check the cylinder walls to make sure you dont have any grooves.....hope this helps...im a civic owner also and i had the same problem.....

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