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No Transfer Case Or Transmission Fluid!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fasthumpman, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. fasthumpman

    fasthumpman Registered Member

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    I have a 1980 k5 with the transfer case out and due to insufficent funds its been sittin in my garage for about 2 months. Im sure this is a dumb question but i need to be told im an idiot anyways. i was wondering if i could start up my engine for no more than a couple of minuites just so it dosnt go months upon months without starting. i appreciate any info

    Thanks,
    Aaron
     
  2. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    i definitely wouldnt try it. i would think it would be like starting the engine w/o oil.

    since u dont have the money as it is, wht risk it? if u do blow them up, thats that much more money u need to spend to get the thing running
     
  3. steve_kibbe

    steve_kibbe 1/2 ton status

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    I'd do it, just be careful.

    A friend of mine had the tail housing off his(2wd) and nothing came out.

    If it starts to leak, shut it off.
     
  4. gzzgfw

    gzzgfw 1/2 ton status

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    ok, here it goes, you're an idiot :D

    But really, when I was 16 I replace my tranny and the book said 5 pints of flluid for service, so that's what I did. Well needless to say, it burnt up in about a minute, it had to be rebuilt all over again.
     
  5. Roz

    Roz 1/2 ton status

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    2 mo isnt long enough to be worried about it. the batt is about the only thing that might suffer. make shure it is unhooked. putt a batt tender on it or hook it up to a running car for about 15 min the leave it unhooked while in a non-running vehicle
     
  6. Leper

    Leper 1/2 ton status

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    squirt some oil down the spark plug holes and put the plugs back in.
     
  7. pauly383

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    Perhaps if you pulled the converter bolts , and pushed the converter in just a bit so the flexplate didn't hit , you could start it without moving any fluid :dunno:

    I never thought any damage occurred when the tranny is in park though , worse I think is you sling fluid out the back of the tranny .
     

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