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Old 03-13-2006, 08:46 AM
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After winter startup

Im planning on getting the SS going again now that the weather is getting better. Unfortunately i did not put any sta-bil in it before the winter. What do i need to do before getting it going again?

My bro mentioned to dump a little gas in the carb and fire it up. Do i need to reprime the oil? I wouldnt think it would get dry like that over the winter, but i just wanna be safe. any other things to inspect before i start cranking it?

on another point, i know this Demon i got on there is complete junk, and i need to get a new basic holley...i had enough with the damn BG last year.

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Old 03-13-2006, 10:08 AM
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I would put 4 bottles of carb cleaner in 5 gallons of gas in the tank.
I would prime the oil system. Cranking with the coil wire off is really not a good way to do it. The engine is still turning with dry bearings for a few rounds.
I would change the oil before I drill prime it to make sure the new oil filter is FULL of oil before hitting the go button.

Ya, that is more trouble, but why chance a bearing problem..... that could be expensive and time consuming.
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Unless its some big dollar engine thats made outta gold.I'd dump a little gas in the carb and zing it off.If its only sat a couple months it should be fine.I start my Volvo up now and agian after months sometimes with little more than a jump start(battery froze.....doh!!)
If your really worried about it prime it again squirt some motor oil in the cylinders.
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