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Old October 11th, 2012, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default First Start on old engine with new gaskets

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Bought this early bronco 4 years ago. Removed the 302. Replaced the oil pump and shaft. Replaced the seals and gaskets.

During the past 4 years it has sat, unstarted, as we built a new bronco around it. We're now at a point where we can start it up.

Is there anything I should do, other than just turn the key, considering it's been sitting 4 years without running?
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Old October 11th, 2012, 02:15 PM   #2
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Drain the oil and replace before starting, every ounce is in the pan, and four years worth of moisture from condensation.

Maybe prime the oil pump first for good pre-lube.

Did you double check to make sure it still turns freely.
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prime the oil pump.disable the ignition and roll the engine over a few times with the starter.
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i would roll it over by hand, maybe with plugs out, mice and creatures hide stuff in cylinders
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As stated above, fresh oil and filter. If it is an older 302 with a flat-tappet cam I would also run a break-in/zinc additive. I would pull the dist. and pre-lube it. Don't crank the motor a bunch before starting it, the cam, lifters and piston pins are splash-lubed and I would imagine most the oil has run off them. Get it started and get some RPM in it for 10mins or so, 1800-2500 varied.
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As stated above, fresh oil and filter. If it is an older 302 with a flat-tappet cam I would also run a break-in/zinc additive. I would pull the dist. and pre-lube it. Don't crank the motor a bunch before starting it, the cam, lifters and piston pins are splash-lubed and I would imagine most the oil has run off them. Get it started and get some RPM in it for 10mins or so, 1800-2500 varied.
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Could also spray some fogging oil in the cylinders, better to do it before storage but could still help.
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