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Old 01-13-2019, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default Restarting a car after 4 years

Found a 1982 245 for cheap but it has been sitting outside for years. I know that it ran when parked. Owner stopped driving it because her husband bought her a new car back then.

So it will need

Fresh gas
New plugs
New tires
New battery
Oil change

Anything else?

Bleed brakes maybe?
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:11 PM   #2
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I would check the fluids chuck a battery in and see if it runs...in that order
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:13 PM   #3
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If possible I would drop the tank and remove the sending unit to see inside the tank. Don't do tires and bakes until you get it running.
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Old 01-13-2019, 08:14 PM   #4
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Don't just throw fresh gas in it.
Look for rust in the tank first.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:22 PM   #5
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DO NOT just add gas and crank it. Rusty tank gas will destroy both pumps, fuel distributor, control pressure regulator and injectors in only a couple minutes. Rust in the gas will blow right through the filter and find a new home down stream from there.



That is the last couple gallons of gas from a rusty tank.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:48 PM   #6
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I'm interested in this thread also as I've been looking at 84 242 Turbo for a while, but it hasn't started in probably 8 years. It probably needs to have the tank dropped, fuel lines inspected/replaced, cap, rotor, plugs, oil change, and more that I'm not familiar with since I haven't had the pleasure of dealing with Kjet.
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:51 PM   #7
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Why not use a boat tank with a pump and bypass the tank for now
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Old 01-13-2019, 11:39 PM   #8
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Unhook gas line before the main pump then jumper relay so it pumps out all the old fuel, rehook up line and put in new gas. In tank pump should pump out all the old gas before it gets to main pump.
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:46 AM   #9
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Does your plan include driving it away after starting it? How far?
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:30 AM   #10
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It's a bit of work, but worth pulling the pre-pump & looking down in the tank for rust (I didn't have to drop my tank when I examined mine, but it was a wagon, so in theory there was more room(but not really). then while you're there, why not replace the pre-pump & sock, and anything that needs attention, then go from there ?


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