FrankDuVal corvairduval at cox.net
Sun Sep 24 13:23:45 EDT 2017

Better, but more work, is to remove the plugs, pour some in each 
cylinder, let sit a day or two, and turn the engine by hand one 
revolution. Put the plugs back in.

One can also remove the distributor and drive the oil pump with a drill 
or screwdriver until oil is circulated through the bearings. I know, 
this means putting the distributor back in right....

Just be prepared for the extra smoke on startup with ATF. No harm, just 
smoke. Using ATF your way has no downsides, unless you put in so much it 
hydro-locks the engine. Leaving the plugs out while turning the crank 
eliminates the hydro-lock possibility.

Frank DuVal

On 9/24/2017 11:58 AM, Richard via VirtualVairs wrote:
> I friend of mine (automotive genius and junkyard owner) told me to pour ATF into the throats of the carbs before starting my 65 Monza after 10 years, in addition to the aforementioned steps. I did, but who knows if it was effective?
> Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Droid

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