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starting after headgaskets ?

Well hopefully this weekend I will get to hear my truck after 4 long months.I have few questions,I know it will take some time to get the oil rails full( I realize its not going to start right away).I think IIR reading cranking the engine for some many seconds at 3 different times and unplugging the fuel pump or pulling the fuse, is there a procedure or any help/advice? I did a few searches but can't seem to find anything. Thanks,Robert


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don't pull the fuel pump fuse. You heads will be dry and no fuel in the rails when the injectors finally do fire won't be good.

Keep a battery charger on it and cranking at 10-15 sec intervals shouldn't hurt anything. It'll take a while

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Like sinister said battery charger! Pull secondary filter cap off and cycle the key several times until the fuel flows free of bubbles. Cap it off and crank away! I think 10-15 seconds is conservative, id go with 30 seconds(theses starters are tough) Even after it starts it may long crank a few times before its driven. This is usually air trapped in the hp oil rails. Good luck

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Try not to over heat starter, alt/starter shop told me when the brushes in starter get too hot it wears them down faster. A freind had a new starter wear out brushes, was having hard start issues due to glow plugs & other issues.
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Put a good amount of 2-stroke oil in the tank, at least 30oz+.

Im doing oil cooler, HG's arp, and egr cooler on my neighbors truck. I prefilled the oil cooler with oil, oil rails, stand pipes, and the fuel rails in the heads. This will help ALLOT with start up in a few days.

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Put a good amount of 2-stroke oil in the tank, at least 30oz+.

Im doing oil cooler, HG's arp, and egr cooler on my neighbors truck. I prefilled the oil cooler with oil, oil rails, stand pipes, and the fuel rails in the heads. This will help ALLOT with start up in a few days.
Is it possible to still fill the oil cooler ? I did fill the hpop resevoir under the cooler.


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We didn't use a battery charger/booster, depending on the amp out put of the boost setting, it maybe not enough for prolonged cranking.

We hooked up jumper cables to another running vehicle.


When I did my oil cooler, I didn't pre-fill it. I only filled the reseviour, took only 4 cranks to fire up. In your case, with dry rails, it's gonna take longer

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yes, wait until the cover is bolted back down though because you'll have to flip it over to get the bolts underneath
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