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    what's the best way to get the oil out of the cylinders before cranking?

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    take the sparkplugs out and then either crank it , or suck the oil out with a small oil change pump on each cylinder !!!

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    I've taken delivery, and learned it's a 93, not a 94, and 350k miles, not 400k (updated original post).

    Gave the inside a good vacuum, and was able to fairly easily crank the engine, so will probably skip the oil-in-the-cylinders step.

    Dropped a new battery in, put some new wipers on it, got a new air filter and radiator cap. Will work on the rest of the stuff this week.

    On the brakes, should I get them turned to clean the rust off, or just let that happen w/ the first drive (hopefully when that happens soon)...?

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    Depends on how much you want to spend. Me i would drive a little off it off carefully. And if it still stops smooth then let her rip, and fix the other things and do the brakes last if they start to get bad.
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    congrats on your suburban!
    just an fyi did you know this is the suburbans 75th anniversary?

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    sounds like a plan on the brakes.

    Got new oil and filter in there (4 qts for now, will add more after I run it a bit).
    Got new spark plugs in.
    Tranny fluid looked/smelled fine, so will save that for later...radiator fluid seemed ok too, but that will probably be very next on list if/when it starts.

    Getting old gas out and new gas in is the next step...working on figuring out how to deal with and what to do with 20 gallons of varnish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr24shoe View Post
    sounds like a plan on the brakes.

    Got new oil and filter in there (4 qts for now, will add more after I run it a bit).
    Got new spark plugs in.
    Tranny fluid looked/smelled fine, so will save that for later...radiator fluid seemed ok too, but that will probably be very next on list if/when it starts.

    Getting old gas out and new gas in is the next step...working on figuring out how to deal with and what to do with 20 gallons of varnish.

    I would add little by little in to my lamower !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAREDEVIL View Post
    I would add little by little in to my lamower !!!!
    I was thinking the same thing!, but with the size of my yard it would take me 10 years to use that up...

    But in seriousness i would try and find a drum (some waste disposal sites actually have them for this purpose) and empty it into that and dispose of it that way...

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    We have a hazardous waste collection facility here, just need to get it out of the tank and into something to transport. Worst-case, I'll buy a bunch of the 5-gallon gas containers, then resell them.

    So, getting the gas out...seems like there are 2 options.

    1) Pull the tank (seems like a pain).

    2) Pull the lines off the throttle body, and turn the ignition to on and let the fuel pump do the work (siphoning the fuel into cans of course). Is there risk here to damaging the fuel pump (sucking up debris or overworking it). I think I saw 3 hoses to the TB...which ones do I pull?

    I do have a new fuel filter to put in once I get some fresh gas in there too if that changes anything (don't know yet if I have to pull the tank for that).

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    It wont really hurt the pump there is a screen on it keep out crap.. I would pull the line that goes into the fuel filter (mounted on the frame rail just below the drivers door on the inside of the frame rail that is) and get a hose to connect to that and pull it from there... As to the container that i why i was wondering if the waste facility might have an empty that you could use and drop off??? but connecting a line to that will allow you to get it out.. Or else run a siphon hose down into the tank (they make a siphon pump so no need to suck on it). and just take it out thru the filler neck.

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