Clean oil sump on non-starting 2001 gl barn find


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Clean oil sump on non-starting 2001 gl barn find

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Purchased 2001 gl. It was sitting in a barn and hasn't been started in 8 years. Has some mechanical issue.
How do I clean the oil sludge from the sump, when it doesn't start and warm up the oil?



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neareststar wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:33 pm
Purchased 2001 gl. It was sitting in a barn and hasn't been started in 8 years. Has some mechanical issue.
How do I clean the oil sludge from the sump, when it doesn't start and warm up the oil?
I would drain the existing oil, then fill with a few cans (yes, a few) of Seafoam - let that fill some of the sump, perhaps let it sit for a day to dissolve the sludge, then drain that out as well. Fill with some nasty cheap Walmart oil to dilute any remaining Seafoam, drain that out, and then fill with a quality oil for the first start-up.

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It is best to not crank it over. Start by removing the fuel cap and inspect the filler neck under the cap ... any rust ??? If so, it can require a lot of work the get it running.
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Thanks....I definitely plan to do that and a bunch of other things. Really appreciate you help.

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Hope you will pull all the plastic off and strip it down as far as possible looking for chewed wires?

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Of course....... Asphaltmaniac.
Appreciate your time and experience.



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