STEPS TO RESTART ENGINE AFTER 12 YEARS

  • Tiny
  • frank310
  • 1961 International Truck
  • 8,000 miles

Rebuilt engine replaced the original. Hoses & plugs were also replaced in Dec '95. Radiator recorred. Truck last driven in 2000, due to various electrical problems. I know I need to replace various oils, but what else should I do? Also, as I recall, I use transmission oil in the slave cyclinder resevor. Is that correct?

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 5:39 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
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Does truck have dual brake and clutch master? Use brake fluid in all hydraulics. Change oil coolant and remove plugs put 10cc oil in each cylinder crank over

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 5:58 PM
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The truck has a 'combination clutch and brake master cylinder'.

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 6:17 PM
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Then brake fluid

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 6:44 PM
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The truck's in my garage attached to the house. I bought a fire extinguisher, but is there any fire hazard in attempting to start up the engine?

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 7:04 PM
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Be mindful of fuel leaks especialy at carb
. Float maybe stuck and could bleed over

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 7:10 PM
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So is it up and running?

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Monday, August 6th, 2012 AT 8:31 PM
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I'm still trying to get the old oil filter off. I don't want to strip the threading for the oil filter. Thanks for asking.

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 AT 6:38 PM
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Is filter a canister type if not and is despoable then try a strap wrench

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Saturday, August 11th, 2012 AT 7:01 PM
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I got it off with a liquid wrench & the help of a strap wrench. Great advice, thanks. Now I'm in the process of getting all necessary parts: New spark plugs, oil filters (not in stock), battery, fuel and air filters. I think these are the basics and don't need to be specifically for my engine, except for the oil filter. I hate to imagine not being able to run the engine because of the lack of a two dollar part.

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Monday, August 13th, 2012 AT 7:18 PM
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Try JC Whitney

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Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 AT 2:59 PM

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