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engine needs!

my truck has been sitting for almost a year without moving i just got back home from an extended "vacation" i am wondering what, if any, needs to get my truck running again. i know the basic since i do a little wrenching, such as tune up stuff.

my big question is about the oiling of the top end. when i crank on it do i need to remove the fuel pump fuse so it doesnt fire up "dry" and crank on it to get oil to the turbo and such? or any other stuff..

any help or other advice will be gratefully appreciated

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I'd put some biocide in the tanks. Maybe empty the fuel bowl and put some fresh diesel in there mixed with some TCW3 or some other additive.

top off your fuel tanks. Run about 100 miles out of each tank and then check your fuel filter again.

Check the SCA level in your coolant, change the oil. Just basic stuff.

Make sure the batteries are fully charged before trying to start er up. If the batteries got fully drained your absence that may become an issue.

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How do you check the SCA level in your coolant?

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How do you check the SCA level in your coolant?
With test strips, available online and at NAPA.

You won't find a fuel pump fuse to pull. It's mechanical. Pull the PCM fuse #22, not a bad idea to get the oil distributed before fueling it. You'll see the oil pressure gauge react after cranking the starter for a few seconds.
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i pulled the 30 amp maxi for the injector driver mod. in the "H" also since Its been a while i drained the bowl, filled half with fuel and half with ATF. after I put the IDM back it and cranked on it to see if i could get a fire or at least a little kick out of it. it kicked but didnt fire up. so next im gonna pull the batts to test them ( i know ther bad) but as i said before i just got home and wanted to see if it would start so i could check other things ( alt. all flow lines for leaks Etc) it sucks trying to jump a PS with a 6 cyl LOL all my family drives little cars and suvs
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Between the glow plug amperage draw and turning over eight cylinders with a compression ratio of around 17.5:1 you are going to need all the cranking amps you can get to wake up that engine that has been sleeping for a year!

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i know lol ive been gone for 3 but i had someone taking care of it for about a yr and a half then he just kinda got the attitude of "F its not my truck"
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