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    *facepalm*...A siphon hose...seems so obvious now, and I think they're reasonably cheap too. Will go that route for the bulk, then finish off w/ the fuel-pump method. Will "prime" it that way too...

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    I paid something like $7 for one at Wal-Mart that had a hand pump on it as well. I use it to empty the tanks on my Sleds each spring, as well as my boat in the fall (usually from the sleds to the boat, and boat to sleds...)
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    so the hand pump I bought wasn't "stiff" enough of a tube to get to the tank, so trying the fuel pump method. It's working, but only pumps for a few seconds before shutting off...then I gotta turn the key off for a few seconds. Is there a way to get it to "just run"?

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    ok, ended up buying a stiffer siphon...let it run for a while. got about 5 gals out and no more would come out (I imagine the tube was curled up). So I then put in 10 gal's of fresh gas and installed the new fuel filter.

    Cycled the ignition 3 times, then cranked the engine, and vrrooOOOMMM!

    IT'S ALIVE! w00t!

    let it go for a while and watched for oil and fuel leaks...nothing. Oil pressure is registering nicely...so I tried putting it in gear and nothing. Like it was in neutral all the time.

    Checked the tranny fluid and now there was none registering on the dip stick. Added about 4 quarts, 1 or 2 qts at a time while cycling the Tranny through gears. and it seems to be "ok" now. I think the fluid pan's gasket is leaking pretty good.

    Took it for a test drive around the block nice and easy...shifted through gears ok, brakes were stopping ok (didn't get above 30 mph though).

    Some slight hesitation when accelerating from a stop, and pulling back into my driveway it acted like it wanted to die...so still some cobwebs to work out.

    Got some seafoam, 1 pint in the gas tank...and will add some to the oil tomorrow.

    All in all, I'm excited about how smooth it's going so far! will get a transmission service done (fluid/filter/gaskets) asap and continue to update w/ any progress.

    Thanks for all your help thus far!

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    I would also suck some seafoam into the intake via the brake booster vacuum line. That will help to clean things out quite nicely.. Also i would plan on doing a tune up (cap rotor etc) just to be sure you dont have an issue there because if its been sitting i would put some money on the cap and rotor being junk.
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    got a can of seafoam in the gas tank, 1/2 can in the oil...will do the brake booster vacuum tomorrow...been looking around on youtube, looks like I can expect a mostly-cloudy afternoon after I start it up!

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    Got the seafoaming done; drove it around a little further today. Getting some hesitation when taking off from a stop. Any idears? One thought I had was maybe I need to add more "good gas" and I didn't get enough of the old gas out...


    Filled it up w/ gas tonight (holy cow!) and on the drive home (about a mile) was still doing the hesitation when slowly accelerating from a stop. Idle is smooth like butter, and it seems to cruise ok (at 30 mph anyway).
    Tips on things to check?
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    As i mentioned i would do a cap and rotor, plugs and wires... and make sure the Air cleaner is in good shape. Also when you burn up the gas in the tank let it get pretty low to make sure you burn off any moisture that may be in the tank (and actually I personall would put in a can of heat to help disperse any moisture especially before winter.)
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    I'm guessing swapping out distributer cap and rotor is pretty straightforward...any gotchas?

    Will do plug wires at same time and update w/ findings...

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    Nope just take it off and put it back on just dont over tighten the screws that hold the cap down.. Or else you risk stripping out the dist or the breaking the cap.. And i dont remember if you did plugs but you will need to do them as well.
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