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Machzman Offline
Senior Member
#1
Hey guys been along time since I've been here, well my car has been in storage for almost 2 yrs now due to health reasons, finally wanting to get it back up and running again, anything special i should do before this start up?
Trying to get under 13sec.http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2546941/1986-ford-thunderbird
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#2
Prime the oil pump, like you would with a oil & filter change.

Fuel may be crap, try to start it and see.
Pete Dunham


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The Shredder Offline
Member
#3
Pete, just curious, how do you prime the oil pump after an oil and filter change?
88TC blue/blue, auto, loaded except leather, bone stock, 127K mi. - back in the TC game!
88TC white, converted 5 spd, K&N filter, Manual Gillis BV, 189K mi. SOLD :-(
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lonstar7 Offline
Posting Freak
#4
Quote:Originally posted by The Shredder:
Pete, just curious, how do you prime the oil pump after an oil and filter change?
Pull the coil wire a crank the engine for a while to pump some oil without having the engine or turbo under a load. At least that's what I've read in the archives.
Lonestar7

1988 Black/Red TC, 5 Speed, 92,400miles (on 4/14/2012). KYB Shocks And Struts, 140MPH Speedo, CHE Rear Control Arms, Otherwise Stock.

2005 Volkswagon Golf GLS 1.9L TDI Turbo Diesel, 5 Speed Manual, InMotion Stage II Chip Tuning

1998 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4, 5.9L Cummings Turbo Diesel, 5 Speed Manual

1988 Firebird Formula 350, 350ci Tuned Port Injection, 700R4 Auto
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#5
Yep, do what lonstar said. This is the factory recommended procedure to follow after each and every oil and filter change. The goal is to fill the new oil filter and get oil up into the engine and turbo at slow speed (engine not running.) Then there will be less chance of starving the turbo bearings while it waits for the filter to fill up.
Pete Dunham


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4cammer72 Offline
Posting Freak
#6
also, dont forgeet to hold the throttle wide open to disable the injectors while you do this... that way you dont put raw fuel into the cylinders and wash the walls and waste an oil change since theres fuel in your fresh oil now.
88tc (sold) but keeping an eye out.
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methos Offline
Senior Member
#7
Couldn't you just hold the accelerator down while you crank it and do the same without disconnecting the coil wire? If WOT while cranking disables the injectors for a "flood clear" procedure. No fuel means the engine is not running.
Jason Schaffer
88TC - 5speed, all options but leather and sunroof
Mods: 3.73 Gears
Finally getting it back together.
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#8
Quote:Originally posted by methos:
Couldn't you just hold the accelerator down while you crank it and do the same without disconnecting the coil wire? If WOT while cranking disables the injectors for a "flood clear" procedure. No fuel means the engine is not running.
That is what I do on all my Fords.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
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