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Thread: Car has been sitting since 1999..

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    Car has been sitting since 1999..

    It is a 1985 Chevrolet Sprint [Suzuki Cultus]
    ran well, it was just parked and forgotten.
    all original.
    I've had it for a week now.
    I have cleaned it.
    removed a couple dents.
    replaced things like:
    oil and filter
    transmission oil
    air filter
    fuel filter
    coolant
    spark plugs and wires
    distributor cap.
    have not tried to start it since it has no battery.

    anything else I NEED to do?
    anything else I probably should do?
    any tips?

    photos and stuff here:
    http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/foru...p?f=15&t=16207

    ThankYou.

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    Re: Car has been sitting since 1999..

    Drain the gas tank. Maybe clean it out.

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    Re: Car has been sitting since 1999..

    Bleeding brake lines/changing brake fluid... It has been sitting for quite some time and it does get bad.

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    Re: Car has been sitting since 1999..

    While bleeding brakes and replacing fluid, check the wheel cylinders if it has drum brakes. The seals perish in them pretty quick.

    Also, check the tyres closely, they'll be pretty dry and hard and probably aren't much good anymore.

    Good luck :mrgreen:

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    Re: Car has been sitting since 1999..

    SHE RUNS!!!

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    Re: Car has been sitting since 1999..

    good, no go and drive it.

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