Before First Start
pretty detailed "first start" instructions on his web
site but I feel even more detail is needed for people
like me......so here's my version:
Fire Extinguisher by your side. Anytime you've
fooled with electrical connections and/or fuel
lines, this is mandatory. Especially when you are
now dealing with fuel delivery under high pressure.
check EVERY electrical connection and make sure you
used heat shrink tubing on them to prevent shorts.
check EVERY Fuel connection fitting and clamp for
check EVERY plug-ended connection and make sure none
of their cables are resting on hot surfaces.
check the coolant sensor fittings and hose clamps.
Add a few
gallons of fuel to your gas tank.
fuel tank shut off valve and watch fuel fill the
filter. Check for leaks.
your battery AND CHECK FOR SMOKE........smell for it
hindsight, I wish I had set the timing before the
first start as outlined on Rick Patton's TBI site.
The car would have started a lot easier if I had,
but I didn't have anyone to crank the engine while I
worked the timing light.
At this point
you should follow John's directions. Once the car is running and while it's warming up,
check everything again and smell for smoke or gas.
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