Category Archives: Lubrication

Engine Turns Over!

This morning I confirmed that the old E-1 engine in my truck does turn freely, which is a good start toward the possibility that it will run.  When I bought this truck, it had been sitting for many years, with … Continue reading

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Manifold & Oil Filter Housing Painting

This afternoon I painted the intake and exhaust manifolds, their mounting hardware, and the oil filter housing to make them all look new and original. I had at least a half a can of Eastwood’s high temperature Factory Gray spray … Continue reading

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New Filters!

Last week I ordered some replacement air, fuel, and oil filters from Rockauto. I was pretty pleased to find the filters still available. These are from Fram, which aren’t known as the best filters in the world, but frankly are … Continue reading

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Removed Oil Filter Housing

Later in the afternoon I removed and cleaned up the oil filter housing.  Modern engines typically have a screw-on plastic-shelled integrated oil filer that screws up into a mount on the engine from underneath.  The E-1 engine has a cartridge-style … Continue reading

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Drained the Oil Pan

After I drained the fuel from the gas tank, I drained the engine oil. The oil pan is located right in front of the front frame cross-member, and the drain plug is right at the front and center of the … Continue reading

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Old school chrome oil filler cap

Today the new valve cover oil filler cap I ordered from Nissan arrived in the mailbox.  The one on the truck is very plain and I wanted to get one of the cool chrome ones I’ve seen that have the … Continue reading

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