1999 Dodge Durango with new engine

dodge
durango

#1

New crate engine. Wanted to see oil pressure before applying fire to engine. Did not hook up coil and proceeded to crank engine with injectors still plugged in. Flooded engine very much fuel in cylinders. Also could also be 180 degrees out of time but highly unlikely. Waiting a few hours to try and refire before resetting timing. Confirmed fuel and fire.


#2

Disable the fuel system.

Drain the oil.

Remove the spark plugs and crank the engine over to pump out any gas in the cylinders.

Let the engine sit for an hour to dry out.

Refill the oil. install the spark plugs, enable the fuel system, and fire her up!

Tester


#3

I did something like that w/my old VW Rabbit, and flooded the cylinders. I had to do as described above, remove the spark plugs etc, then leave them removed and wait over night before it would fire up. Determining if you are 180 degrees out is fairy easy if you have a distributor. If you don’t have a distributor, seems pretty unlikely you’d be 180 degrees out.


#4

George_San_Jose1 https://community.cartalk.com/u/george_san_jose1
May 15

I did something like that w/my old VW Rabbit, and flooded the cylinders. I
had to remove do as described above, remove the spark plugs etc, then leave
them removed and wait over night before it would fire up. Determining if
you are 180 degrees out is fairy easy if you have a distributor. If you
don’t have a distributor, seems pretty unlikely you’d be 180 degrees out,
b/c then the crank position is measured directly on the crank.
I have 540 miles on the crate engine all of you’re advice worked and
yes we installed the distributor 180 degrees out of time.