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Old 06-02-2007, 11:32 PM   #1
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my 00 has been parked since Sept 04, 2006. I drove it in the garage in completely working form, and I plan to drive it out the same way. Basical overview of what I did.

LIM gaskets
Electric Waterpump
Ported & Polished Supercharger
INTENSE 1.9 Rockers and OR pushrods & 90# springs
reburned INTENSE PCM
INTENSE FWI
Pacesetter headers
new Autolite 104'* @ .055" and Beldin wires
...blah blah blah

since this was all done at one time, by me personally, im scared for the first startup. what things could i be forgetting to double check? i have turned the engine over by hand to check that the rockers stayed solid.

how soon should i get the oil changed? or should i do it before the startup?

what am I forgetting?
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I personally didn't change my oil when I did my teardown. If I could do it again (actually I will ) I would change the oil before start up.
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I'd change it before startup and prolly fight after the first good drive. Then put a good dino juice in it
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At least squirt a bit of oil in each spark plug hole and give it a few bumps with the spark plugs out to lube the cylinder walls. It'* best to do that after a car sits for 6 months or longer.
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Disconnect the fuel injector harnesses and crank the motor until the oil pressure comes up. Then reconnect the injectors and start it.
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I Will Hazard A suggestion to you higher ups:clean The Area Around The Plugs Very Well And Then Pull Them All. When You Are Ready Turner Over. A No Comp. Dry Start Could Turn Up A Nasty Problem In Time.
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Spoilered, the cylinder heads were never removed from the car. I don't think compression is going to be an issue, as his rocker arm install was by the book.
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The best thing you can do is leave the oil in it to begin with.... because.. you will want to change it after 20 minutes or less of running.

Disconnect the icm and crank over the car as Bill W suggested. This will pump oil back through the motor. It won't keep lifters from making noise etc...but it will help lubricate things.

Then reconnect the icm and expect some noise from the lifters having little oil in them. Once the motor starts to warm, it will usually smoke from oils and gasketing as it heats up.

Now..after 10 min or so.. the oil will have rinsed any gasket material and other gunk into the oil pan. it'* now time to change the oil
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problem:

i worked on the car like a madman tonight. got the exhaust all done and put the wbody trans dipstick in, etc. i disconnected the ICM and went to crank it over

nothing, just fuel pump and water pump

i hooked my battery jumper to it, nothing
i connected the ICM, nothing
i checked connections on the PCM and all other visable connections, nothing
i checked for power at the starter, i had 12v at the starter, but nothing from the little wire that turns the starter on

the only thing missing from my setup is the o2 sensor, it comes tomorrow, but i cant see that being a non-start problem

all the dash lights are on, including Service Engine Soon and Security, but I dont have my Aeroforce anymore to check for codes.

what am I missing?
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Originally Posted by harofreak00
problem:

i worked on the car like a madman tonight. got the exhaust all done and put the wbody trans dipstick in, etc. i disconnected the ICM and went to crank it over

nothing, just fuel pump and water pump

i hooked my battery jumper to it, nothing
i connected the ICM, nothing
i checked connections on the PCM and all other visable connections, nothing
i checked for power at the starter, i had 12v at the starter, but nothing from the little wire that turns the starter on

the only thing missing from my setup is the o2 sensor, it comes tomorrow, but i cant see that being a non-start problem

all the dash lights are on, including Service Engine Soon and Security, but I dont have my Aeroforce anymore to check for codes.

what am I missing?
isnt security supposed to turn off after a few seconds.........

did u do a security relearn procedure with the new intense pcm?
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