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 Post subject: Car has been sitting since 1999..
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 9:32 pm 
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Location: Pomona, Southern California
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/forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=16207

ThankYou.

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 Post subject: Re: Car has been sitting since 1999..
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:15 am 
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Drain the gas tank. Maybe clean it out.

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 Post subject: Re: Car has been sitting since 1999..
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:43 pm 

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

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 Post subject: Re: Car has been sitting since 1999..
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:28 am 
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Location: Elbow deep in grease, in a garage somewhere in Sydney
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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 Post subject: Re: Car has been sitting since 1999..
PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 5:04 pm 
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Location: Pomona, Southern California
SHE RUNS!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Car has been sitting since 1999..
PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:15 pm 
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good, no go and drive it.

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