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Old 06-12-2002, 12:01 PM
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Generic advice needed on starting an engine on an aluminum block V-8 that's been sitting for about 3 years. It was running when it was parked. I was going to start by putting a couple of drops of oil in each plug hole, then seeing if it will turn by hand. If so, I'll hook up a fresh battery, and bypass the fuel line, and use a gas can and rubber hose to run to the fuel pump. I'll also prime the motor with some fresh gas, and then hope for the best. Any suggestions?

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Old 06-12-2002, 02:07 PM
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Aluminum block to alumionum pistons, I would use more that a couple of drops in each cylinder. I would pour an ounce or so in each one and then turn it by hand for several revolutions. I would also drain the oil that is in it to see if there is any water,etc in it. If not I would re-fill it with fresh oil, and then spin it with the starter for a few turns with the plugs still out to see if the oil pressure comes up. If all that's good THEN i would proceed to the gas priming. BE VERY CAREFUL OF BACKFIRES THROUGH THE CARBUERATOR CATCHING YOU AND YOUR PRIMING CAN ON FIRE!!!!! (Voice of experience talking)

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A couple of drops should be fine. Aluminum blocks have aluminum BLOCKS, thats it. It has iron sleeves and bolt hole insters. The pistons aren't directly in contact with aluminum. Think about it, an ALL aluminum block would last about 1000 miles with all the bolt holes stripped. Put some fresh oil in it and if it has a distributor, take it out and put a socket and extension down there (tape them together so you dont loose them) and hook it to a powerfull electric drill. Then turn on the drill, making sure its turning the right way (counter clock wise on fords) to get the oil flowing to each part before its turned over.
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Try this:

http://www.ucalgary.ca/~csimpson/Tech/Starting.html
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