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Just got my first truck with a 350.....So now what

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 84CUCV, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    As soon as the I get the starter back. I want to put this truck on the road. I am going to change all the fluids as well as new filters. put new spark plugs in. Clean the carb. Other then that what should be done?

    thanks mike
     
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    Has it been running recently ? If not put a little Marvel Mystery oil down the plug holes , pre oil with preoiler ( can make from disrtibutor with no gear on bottom and a tack welded rod to chuck in drill on top ) , or at least pour some oil down in both valve covers when you change it ( use the pcv for the other one with a skinny funnel ) I would do more than plugs , I would do the whole ignition system with lifetime warranty plug wire and coil , new module too . I would get new belts and hoses . Even if what you have looks allright , it would be better to take what works now and put in the truck as spares , and have all new stuff on engine for piece of mind /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    Yea, its been running. I want to make it solid so i can start driving it. Belts, hoses, P/S pump and a new rad are in the works. thanks

    Why do you need to put oil in if it has been sitting? I thought that would happen when you start up?

    mike
     
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    Why do you need to put oil in if it has been sitting? I thought that would happen when you start up?

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    That was if it had been sitting awhile . If it had been running , just spruce her up and save the good stuff as trailspares , and get out there and use it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    That is the plain! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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