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After sitting all winter, what is the normal procedure for firing up the engine? I have changed the oil, but am a little worried about possibly scuffing the cylinder walls if there is not enough oil left on them.
 

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It's a bit of a pain, but the best thing you could do is pull the distributor out and spin the oil pump shaft using a priming tool. Another method is to pull the distributor and replace it with an old distributor modified for priming (i.e. grind the teeth off the drive gear and chuck the top end of the shaft in your power drill (may need a 1/2 inch chuck). Probably the easiest thing to do is to leave the distributor alone and remove the plugs. Put a squirt or two of ATF in each cylinder and put the plugs back in.

Either way you shouldn't have any trouble with damaging the cylinder walls. Don't forget to spin the engine a few times (until it builds oil pressure) with the coil wire off befor you actually fire it up.

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