1980 Scout repairs

Asked by Sep 05, 2013 at 07:12 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1980 International Harvester Scout with gasoline V8 4x4. This truck has not been started or driven for about 9 years. Prior to that it ran good. What needs to be done to get this truck running. I assume I need to change all the fluids, but what else should I do? Also what would the expected cost be?  Thanks

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Check all metal lines (brake and fuel) for rust thru, change plugs, cap, rotor, spark plug wires, squirt of marvel mystery oil or WD40 into each cylinder, carb gasket at the manifold (I like to keep one on hand just in case), fuel filter, (possibly might need new) fuel pump, air filter (look for mice indicators), oil and oil filter, cooling hoses, belts, check brakes (could be frozen), possible brake cylinders need replacement, brake fluid (on hand). Pull all plugs and squirt fluid in (as mentioned before) then turn engine over with breaker bar and lubricate cylinder walls before just firing it off. Once it ready to go, dis connect coil and spin engine over by starter for "20" count to build up oil pressure in engine before starting it up to check for water leaks (water pump, radiator, heater hoses) or fuel leaks anywhere especially at engine manifold. Figure $250-300 to start, not knowing the availability or recent cost of "IH" parts.

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