Posted by ScoutB on November 04, 2012 at 19:20:30 from (18.104.22.168):
I must be a slacker. I wanted to update this thread today and found it 45 pages deep!
I have finally made some progress. The front tires have been replaced, I installed a new battery, and after some ATF soak time the engine turned over easily by hand. It also rolls over nicely with the new battery. I promised photos - here's a couple from before I started:
The next item on my to-do list is to clean up the fuel system. The tank still has liquid in it (I hesitate to call it gasoline) and so does the sediment bowl. Once I drain it is there a good way to flush the system in place? What I'd really like to do is take the tank out, put in a half gallon of lacquer thinner and shake it for a while but it looks like tank removal is fairly major surgery.
Next question - Bruce's 50 tips talks about selecting oil viscosity based on engine wear and temperature. My engine wear is unknown and it's about to get quite cold here in Michigan. Which viscosity would you start with?
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