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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-30-2019, 07:40 PM
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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?

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Thank you. No, not yet.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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...
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