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Old 02-16-2011, 12:54 PM
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truck been sitting, need advice

so, im buying my uncles old work truck. 1994.5 f350 powerstroke, and he is in flordia for the winter so i will go get it when he gets back. however its been sitting at his shop for @1-1 1/2 years without starting. what should i do before i try to fire it up. planned on taking my brand new napa battery and buying another to match it for some cranking power and probably changing the engine oil. but should i do anything with the fuel? add a couple gallons of clean diesel? add a bottle or two of diesel 911? i dont know much about diesels so you suggestions are much appreciated. a friend told me i could use starting fluid even thought its a diesel. from what i heard that is a terrible idea, right?
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Hmm change the oil and get a new fuel filter and drain the old diesel and pour some new in? Well that's what i would do lol
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if you plan to use the fuel in there, definitely dump some diesel kleen in and a few gallons of new fuel, and i agree change fuel filter and oil, and two new batteries definitely good idea. fire her up n drive her!

starting fluid+glow plugs=KABOOM.. no no.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:43 AM
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will changing the oil and fuel filter make it start hard? should i see if it will fire before i change the oil and fuel filter?
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That obs is identical to mine. You'll enjoy it once it's all sorted. Do what the fellas say and replace the filters and oil before firing it up...and be sure to add some fresh fuel to the tank with the diesel kleen if it's sat that long.
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