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Old 11-03-2010, 12:11 AM
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I bought a car recently and just fired it yesterday for the first time in approx. 6 years. The car was stored indoors up to two months before I bought it. I got it started this weekend, but before I did so, I needed to change fuel pump and brake booster so far. Have not ran it long due to it having no fluid in it. I dropped off radiator today to see if it can be unplugged and I know it needs a water pump. Got some powder when I pulled the bottom hose off it. Anyways, the motor sounds good, but has a ticking lifter (sounds like one), but I wanted to know if you would advise a complete tear down to replace main bearings and rings, or leave it alone and pull it only to clean it and put new gaskets and repaint. This is a 260 sbf. Sounds good and strong other than the tick noise. I was told I needed to drive it and it would possibly stop. I was told to put trans fluid in and let it run to free up the ticking.

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Old 11-03-2010, 08:13 AM
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Marvel Mystery oil;

new oil, install one-half pint MMO. This cleans the carbon and sludge collected in the engine passages and crevices and hydraulic lifters, and stores it in the bottom of the oil kidney. Some will make it to the screen, but either place it will be removed at oil change.
This cleans the carbon and sludge collected in the engine passages and crevices and hydraulic lifters. Some will make it to the screen, it will be removed at oil change.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:42 AM
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I've resurrected a few old cars that have been sitting around for some years and this is what I do. Pull one valve cover and look at the head and inside the cover. This will tell you what condition the engine was the last time it ran.
If its covered with sludge, it's rebuild time. If not, the ticking is probably caused by varnish build up inside and outside of the lifters. Change the oil with 1 qt of Rislone. When the ticking goes away, change the oil again.

Rislone is made for cleaning the inside of an engine. Tranny fluid is made for tranny's.
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I used to use tranny fluid- about a half a quart- one pint. per oil change. It works and I was taught that by a long time mechanic.

Now I use MMO, it also works very well.

If you're starting up a car that has sat for a long time (years not weeks) I would recomend throwing some in some fresh fuel too. I have seen it completely change the way an engine runs in the matter of one oil change and two tank fill ups. It's good for cleaning.
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A bottle of Seafoam couldn't hurt either...
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A bottle of Seafoam couldn't hurt either...
Oooooh, my favorite! Seafoam is perfect for an application like this. Pour some in the fuel, in the oil, and suck some up with the brake booster hose. After it sucks it all through the hose though you have to turn it off and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then start it up and run it til the white smoke stops. Trust me, the white smoke everywhere makes it worth the 10 minute wait.
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Trust me, the white smoke everywhere makes it worth the 10 minute wait.
Make sure to do it outdoors, far from the house!
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Make sure to do it outdoors, far from the house!
Aim it towards the neighbor's house and watch them get pissed off, it's hilarious.
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