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 Post subject: Daihatsu Charade G10
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 6:40 am 
Hi, I'm having problems getting my Charade started - it's been garaged for about 3 years.

I've tried jump starting it (battery flat), and I also replaced the sparkplugs (being careful to use the ones specified). The result was that the engine turned over, but didnt catch.

There definitely seemed to be a spark, and the air filter seemed pretty clean, so am I right in thinking I probably have a fuel problem? Should I try a new fuel pump? Does anyone know where I can get parts for a '81 Charade?

Thanks in advance,

Richard


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:08 am 
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Did you add anything to the fuel tank before storing it? If not, the fuel is probably goop. You might need to drain the tank, clean it with POR-15, and then change the fuel pump and/or fuel filter.

Good luck!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 9:55 am 
Thanks - i hadnt even thought about that! The car has been garaged for at least 3 years, so you're almost certainly right.


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