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08-15-2019 05:47 AM
Vashon Alfa
fire extinguisher as a wheel chock...

For those who carry... fire extinguishers, the most common fire extinguishers are the 'powder type'. These need to be 'tapped' softly as described. Otherwise the extinguisher is only useful for a rather ineffective wheel chock.
"Use a rubber mallet to firmly tap the bottom of it several times. Over time, the ABC powder inside an extinguisher can compact at the bottom (or the side if carried horizontally). When it does that it leaves it virtually useless when an emergency strikes. So you'll want to do this every several months to loosen up the powder." Check the pressure while you are at it...
06-30-2019 07:53 PM
slowcreek AFTER loading the pump fuel inlet with MMO, turn the engine over BY HAND using the front pulley bolt. Spark plugs removed.

Put a coupla table spoons of MMO in each cylinder also. You can do that now and let it soak.
06-30-2019 07:50 PM
Billy_McSkintos
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The last thing you want to do is force a Spica pump that's sat for a long time. You should make sure it turns by hand first. And definitely load it up with MMO now.
Will do, thank you very much for the advice.
06-30-2019 07:47 PM
slowcreek
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Thank you. No, not yet.
The last thing you want to do is force a Spica pump that's sat for a long time. You should make sure it turns by hand first. And definitely load it up with MMO now.
06-30-2019 07:42 PM
Billy_McSkintos Thank you. No, not yet.
06-30-2019 07:40 PM
slowcreek
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No, it's been sat about 20 years in a SoCal garage.
I'm referring to the fitting at the Spica pump. Rearmost.

The rubber line from the filter to that fitting on the pump. Fill it up with MMO. Have you spun the engine over at all?
06-30-2019 07:26 PM
Billy_McSkintos
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so,this was a running vehicle before all this?
No, it's been sat about 20 years in a SoCal garage.
06-30-2019 07:23 PM
Billy_McSkintos
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The fuel inlet line at the rear of the pump. Pour some Marvel Mystery Oil in there while you have the opportunity
In this picture are you referring to the "from fuel tank" also labelled as "E"?

How much MMO?

What will this do for me?
06-30-2019 07:20 PM
Billy_McSkintos
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Did you replace the small oil filter in the Spica pump? https://centerlinealfa.com/catalog/o...ter-spica-pump
Yes, I have done that.
06-30-2019 07:14 PM
slowcreek The fuel inlet line at the rear of the pump. Pour some Marvel Mystery Oil in there while you have the opportunity
06-30-2019 07:10 PM
6alfas
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I finally found the time to get it done, thank you for your guidance!

I also replaced the fuel lines to and from the filter to the SPICA; anything else I should do while it's opened up there (bearing in mind, I am yet to turn the key)? Some SPICA stuff?
Did you replace the small oil filter in the Spica pump? https://centerlinealfa.com/catalog/o...ter-spica-pump
06-30-2019 06:55 PM
slowcreek so,this was a running vehicle before all this?
06-30-2019 06:39 PM
Billy_McSkintos Yes, I have replaced all the lines and the fuel tank. Once I drain and replace the coolant in the radiator, I'm going to turn the key...
06-30-2019 06:27 PM
Farace The rubber fuel lines on the other side of the filter canister should be examined, too, between the end of the hard lines coming from the tank and the filter.
06-30-2019 02:22 PM
Billy_McSkintos I finally found the time to get it done, thank you for your guidance!

I also replaced the fuel lines to and from the filter to the SPICA; anything else I should do while it's opened up there (bearing in mind, I am yet to turn the key)? Some SPICA stuff?
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