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Old 25th March 2019, 16:52
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Hi all
Im pretty close to connecting the battery and going through the necessary steps to inject some life into my kit.

I have a pretty good idea of the steps i need to take, and wanted to see if there are any additional hints and tips for making this milestone a sucessful one.
My steps are
1 - With no fuses in vehicle, no fuel, connect battery
2 - With multimeter check no short circuits.
3 - Fill engine with oil, coolant, check for no leaks (no fuel yet)
4 - connet power fuses, check ignition switch and powers on circuits (15,30, etc)
5 - check starter engages and engine turns over (wont fire no fuel yet)
6 - check coolant and oil levels and the engine pumps fluids around the system , top up as neccesary
7 - install one fuse at a time check cirucit for power in correct places, ensure fuel pumps engage,
8 - checkswitch circuits, eg indicators, headlights, hazards etc
9 - Disconnect return and supply to main tank (I dont want to use main tank as I dont have fuel sender yet, so top of tank is open)
10 - Turn engine over and see what happens.


Anything else??
Cheers

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Old 26th March 2019, 18:55
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Going to sound maybe a step too far but have a fire extinguisher handy
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