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Old 09-07-2003, 12:40 AM
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Do I need to Prime anything before starting?

I was wondering if I need to do anything special to the transmission, powersteering pump, cooling system, or engine before starting it. I will be finished replacing the engine tommorrow on my 88 190e and wanted to know if there is anything i should keep in mind?

Also what do i do with a dead engine?


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Old 09-07-2003, 11:37 AM
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We need a little more information

Did you just do an engine rebuild? Was the transmission and power steering fluid drained before removal? What was done? You need to be a little more explicit with your information before we can help.
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Old 09-07-2003, 10:02 PM
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I swapped out engines today. I had drained the trans fluid, engine oil, p/s fluid, and cooling system. So there are no fluids in any of the above components. I was just wondering if there is anything special that needs to be done before driving the car. For instance the transmission cooler lines that go to the radiator are empty, so do I need to do anything special to get those lines filled or will they fill on there own as the trans is filled.

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Old 09-08-2003, 09:52 AM
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Okay, since you swapped out engines you don't need to go through the cam break-in procedure. Fill engine oil to spec, fill coolant, and ps fluid as much as possible.

How much fluid did you drain from the transmission? Mine (722.369) takes 7 quarts to change. To refill, I need to add 4 quarts, then start the car and add the rest of the charge one quart at a time. I imagine you'll have to do something similar. The trans fluid should distribute itself soon after startup.

The ps fluid will need to be topped off as soon as possible after the engine starts.

How long has the engine sat idle? Was the engine apart for any work? If it's still wet with oil inside, you may get by without priming the engine oil.
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Old 09-08-2003, 10:00 AM
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Thanks Kestas, the engine was not apart for any work, and it has been sitting for about 1-2 weeks without running. But you can see oil when you open the oil filler cap.

Thanks again.
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Old 09-08-2003, 10:19 AM
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If you can see the oil level when you take off the oil filler cap, the engine is over filled! Don't try starting it. Drain and recheck with the dipstick.
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Old 09-08-2003, 10:23 AM
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I'm sorry, my fault, I mean I can see "wetness" of oil, on the valvesprings and what not. Not like a pool of it. Sorry for misleading.
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Old 09-08-2003, 10:48 AM
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Josh

Be sure to turn on the heater to have the coolant run through it and remove air pockets. Once warm you will want to ensure you have removed any remaining air pockets.

I have read that some people park their cars on an incline, nose up to allow the remaining air to work its way out.

If you can, replace the powersteering pump filter since the link has been broken and you are replacing the fluid. Do use PS fluid BTW.

Also as a side maintenance item, lube your throttle linkage now while it is easy to get to. MBZ recommends ATF fluid on the ball joints.

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Old 09-08-2003, 10:52 AM
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Thanks for the tips guys.

My other question is, well, what do I do with the old motor? Will a junk yard take it or will i probably need to pay. Have You guys ever dealt with this before?

Its the head attached to block. Thats pretty much it.
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