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Old 09-15-2013, 09:27 PM   #1
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New engine startup

I've heard that when you put a new engine in a car thats been sitting a while, you should expect lots of things to go wrong with it. Any ways i can avoid that when i drop mine in? The cars been sitting for a little over a year and i just got my engine built up to put in. I've drained the gas already but I'm not sure about anything else..thanks!
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Fresh fluids, take your time, research the motor you're installing and swaps in general. Any questions on the way feel free to ask!
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Yep. What MB said
You may want to bleed the brakes till fresh fluid comes out. And flush the power steering as well.
Sitting does them no good, but a year isn't too bad...
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Roger that! I'll do all of that! Thanks yall! I'll put it in next weekend i think so hopefully all goes well! I'll keep yall updated.
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What kind of motor are you dropping in if you don't mind me asking?
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It's nothing crazy! Just a 99 4.6 crown Vic engine. I'm building my other one with forged internals so i can go FI later on but I'm thinking of getting a 4v for that.. Not sure yet..
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Good luck with build!
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When I swapped my engine, I did a couple of things to prevent damage on initial start up.

My engine had been sitting for well over 2 years so I checked the spark plugs, and they needed to be replaced.

While the spark plug was out in each cylinder, I put a little bit of motor oil into each cylinder to theoretically get everything lubed a bit because its been sitting so long.

obviously changed oil.

I would seriously recommend taking the fuel injectors and cleaning them. My engine barely started/ran like crap for ~10 miles because all the injectors were clogged up with bad fuel.

I let mine warm up before i did any serious revving. Although revving the engine is actually good for it, youll clear out any moisture/crap in the engine. Like my injectors, they cleared out as I was accelerating up to about 4k

i had most of my radiator stuff out while i did the swap so I cleaned all the coolant related parts out too.

if theres anything else youre considering, do it while the engine is out. I painted my whole engine bay while mine was out. good time to do motor mounts, steering rack, or A/C related stuff too.
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I don't have heat or AC so dont need to worry about that, however i Do want to clean out my injectors! Can i do it myself or do i need someone else to do it? Also, I've drained my fuel tank already and i have new oil ready to go. Same with coolant. What did you clean out regarding coolant? Thanks man. I appreciate the input.
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I just had a set of injectors cleaned by mrinjector.us.
$16. each. He cleans them using the ASNU process (ultrasonic) and installs new pintle caps, O rings, and, most importantly, new fuel filters in the injectors. Something that the fuel injector cleaner/Seafoam guys are overlooking...
He flow tests them and sends you the before and after results.
He even paints them.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #11
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Hmmmmm..... I'd rather do it myself but i suppose not.. Oh well! Thanks
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