Originally Posted by 123pugsy
Maybe it's my eyes, but that's the driest engine I've ever seen. Can't be good on start up.
Yes, it's dry. It hasn't run for about 2 years.
IF these lifters pass inspection, they will be getting the lifter lube treatment, fresh oil and NAPA Gold filter, and the oil pump will be primed again to the point of oil returning to the intake valley before this thing gets fired up again.
As to the coolant issue, I plan to fill it with water and warm it up ... then add a can of rad flush ... run it some more. Flush it with a flush tee and garden hose until it comes out clear, then drain and refill with fresh 50/50 premixed antifreeze.
In other words ... spare no expense and err on the side of caution!
I talked to my ex-boss this morning and he has agreed to come have a look.