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Unread 07-02-2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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Engine setting for 5 years, best way to prepare for start up?

It was running fine before was parked.
1: Whats the best way to prepare for start up?

2: Is it necessary to prim it, with a priming pump ?

3: Other tips on preparing it for start up?

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Unread 07-02-2012, 10:06 AM   #2
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Drain all the fluids and replace them with fresh would be the first thing I would do.
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Unread 07-02-2012, 10:17 AM   #3
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pull the plugs and squirt just a bit of oil in the cylinders.
Charge the battery.
Pray the fuel pump still works ...
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Unread 07-02-2012, 10:27 AM   #4
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pull the plugs and squirt just a bit of oil in the cylinders.
Charge the battery.
Pray the fuel pump still works ...
Have not done fuel press. check yet.
Turned it a little by balancer bolt, it isn't froze.
Cleaned elect connections hooked up power and barely bumped starter to check it.
Hooked up scan tool , key on, no codes.
Bat. fresh charged & 4 months old
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Unread 07-02-2012, 10:28 AM   #5
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pull the plugs and squirt just a bit of oil in the cylinders.
Charge the battery.
Pray the fuel pump still works ...
This & while the plugs are out, after it sets a while with oil in the cylinders, crank it over to get oil to the bearings & valvetrain. Replace plugs, check for fuel & spark. Start it up.
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Unread 07-02-2012, 11:29 AM   #6
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If the fueltank has held fuel for 5 years, you can bet it's varnished. Take the gas cap off and smell in the tank. There is no mistaking the smell of varnished fuel. Diluting won't help and you don't want to pump that sludge thru (a) the pump itself (b) the filter (c) the injectors. If the fuel is bad, you'll have to pull the tank and clean it out before putting fresh fuel in.

The rubber seals have probably gotten dry and brittle. I believe there are additives you can put into the fresh oil to help recondition the seals. Gaskets will be dry as well. I would watch closely for oil leaks when you do get her fired up.
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Hey, take a video of that motor cranking.....

The fuel and oil are the main issues.

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Hey, take a video of that motor cranking.....

The fuel and oil are the main issues.

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X1000000000 lol I wanna see that thing crank
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Unread 07-08-2012, 12:26 AM   #9
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I think I do need to pull the tank and clean it out.
With What Shall I Clean It, Dear People??
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Blow out the fuel lines to some of that bad old fuel could have sat in the lines change fuel filter
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What motor?
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Unread 07-08-2012, 02:36 AM   #12
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What motor?
5.7 Chevy Vortec
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Not a mopar motor?


Ask a different forum.

are we talking about a ZJ here?

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Unread 07-08-2012, 08:45 PM   #14
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Not a mopar motor?


Ask a different forum.

are we talking about a ZJ here?

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I did ask the same question on another forum.
I value everyone's input on here, and it's kind of a general question, no matter what engine it is.
I didn't think it was a big deal, to ask here.
No it isn't a ZJ, It is a Hoe, but the zj is the one doing the work, hauling all the parts home for the other repairs.
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Put a battery in it. Add some fresh fuel and start it. If it runs then shut it off and do all the above. Never had an issue and done this to a ton of cars and trucks.
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