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Mods Because Of Social Distancing

Discussion in 'Engine & Drivetrain' started by donjetman, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. donjetman

    donjetman Full Access Member

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    My race engine(s) sit unused for a month or more at a time. When I do start them I crank it over until I see oil pressure then turn the ignition switch on and the engine starts.

    Something similar to this can be accomplished on our vehicles by temporarily pulling a fuse or unplugging the injector or coil harness.
     
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    My mustang sits all winter long. Before starting I pull the distributor and use a drill to spin the oil pump drive shaft to prime the engine and pump up the lifters before starting.

    I know engines now days don't have distributors though.... Lol

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    Are we all so busy on our MODS that the traffic at the forum has slowed this much. I really thought that with the "shelter at home" recommendation/order, that we would be busier on the forum with questions and such. Is it me or has the flow/traffic slowed a bunch at the forum?
     
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    I really haven't changed what I usually do..... I " shelter at home" when I don't need to go out to buy something. My job is not affected.... My job is actually better right now, under these conditions.

    And my Yukon is still 'nearly' perfect.
     
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    I hold the pedal to the floor to keep mine from firing up when cranking. The first few rotations are noticeably slower then it seems to "loosen up" and crank at normal speed. The PCM will let it crank for about 10 seconds before it cuts the starter circuit. I let the starter rest for about 20-30 seconds then crank again and it doesn't have that "drag"- goes straight to cranking at full speed.

    I always assumed that initial slower cranking was caused by extra friction from lack of lubrication.
     
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    Today I installed the 180* thermostst, new water pump, new ps hose, and new metal y fitting heater hose. Then I took it for a drive. Temp gauge goes straight to 210* just like it always has.
     
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    kbuskill ***CAUTION*** I do my own stunts!

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    Well that was productive, albeit not very informative... lol

    Was this idling or driving down the highway?

    Did it seem to take longer to reach " 210° " then normal?
     
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    When running a cooler tstat, should the fan turn on temps be lowered in the tune also?

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