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1995 4x4 7.3 F250 mothballed?

Great forum, thanks. I am in the process of buying a 95 4x4 7.3 F250 that has been parked for 6 months. Batteries are dead and after charging them I would ike to know what is the best way to start the truck to minimize the wear / damage to the motor. The truck has 165k miles and a new dealer tranny. Don't know when the last oil change was done but the senior that owned it took good care of it, I see a box of Shell rotella sitting on the garage floor.

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There really isn't anything easy you could do. You either just crank on it in short bursts until the pressures build up and it starts, or you get a pre-oiler plumbed into the low pressure oil system to push oil through all the bearing journals and then pull the glow plugs and fog the upper cylinders with a light oil. Since its only been six months, I don't think I'd go to all that trouble.

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Pull fuse #22 in the underhood fusebox and let the starter turn the engine over to build up oil pressure. It won't start until you put this fuse back in.
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Ok thanks. Fuse 22
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Six months is not very long at all. We have seasonal farm equipment that might sit longer than that and we just start it up when we need it without a second thought. We do a lot of oil analysis and nearly all our wear levels are very low.

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Given that a PowerStroke won't start until oil pressure builds anyway, I'm not sure you need to pull the fuse. I could see doing that on an IDI.


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High Pressure oil for the injectors is not the same as low pressure oil pressure and an even distribution throughout the engine.
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Very true. And the HPOP gets it's oil from where? (Rhetorical question...)


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Since you missed it, the important detail for an engine that's been sitting is even distribution throughout the engine.

I will agree that six months isn't a very long time for it to have been sitting.
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Can you plug it in ..... First of all.....GPR could be Baked.....Batteries must be good....Oil should be fresh......minimum...fuel filter and Clean FPR Screen......Fresh Diesel.
should start.....then drive it like you stole it....I use seafoam ....I also oil test....

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Thanks, on my way to get 2 batteries 900 cca from costco
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Get 1100 ones ...more bang for the buck.....these are ours.....Batteries | Canadian Tire These are Yours.....DieHard | Automotive Batteries.......don't look back.......

95 E350 PSD HD Cargo , BB shim , E4OD , B&M Trans pan , 2 HD coolers , Cat sleeps with the fishes , MAG teck 3:55 D60FF, EBPV Delete , DP 60 Tow , Autometer 3 Guage pod
1977 F350 Dually Dump , 460 , 429 POLICE heads , 4:56 D70FF, Edelbrock Intake , Holley 850 , MSD IGN , Custom C-6 Trans , Dual Exh.
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They've only got 950 CCA here in the States - DieHard Platinum Automotive Battery - Group Size 65 (Price with Exchange) - Automotive - Batteries - Car Batteries

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Must be the Xchange rate then....But they are probably the same chit.......your 950 is our 1100 ...I know how to read in 4 languages......they lie to us everyday.......Just look at the Tar Sands Project in Alberta ...
PS: after looking at your link.... I paid less than you ...I got it for 145 on sale ( 40% off )
But it is a Damn good Battery ...I paid 375 for both from Ford 8 years ago and they lasted 4 years Tops... So I have replaced the 65 twice ...and I Just replaced the small one ( Series55) from Ford for 160 ( Napa /Delco wanted 300 ) .....last week..

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Costco only had 850cca. Truck runs great, it happens to have a fuel leak coming from the intake tunnel area. It appears that the seals leak on the fuel filter drain valve. Ordered the 3 viton o rings and will have to wait a few days before I drive it.
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