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Old 06-13-2007, 04:35 PM   #1
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Advice needed: start old car

My father owns an old Maserati, which has been slepping in a garage for 10 years or so. Now he wants to get it running and so he needs advice. How should he approach this project? Where are the traps?

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Old 06-14-2007, 08:53 PM   #2
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hope someone who knows about cars can help you, only advice i know to give is that after 10 years, any gas that may have been left in vehicle should be drained and replaced. due to gas varnishing. sorry couldnt help more.
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:56 AM   #3
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I'd probably change all of the fluids, check the hoses, and I'm betting you'll need new tires. I've never done anything like this, so there's probably more, but that's all I can think of.
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Old 06-15-2007, 09:27 PM   #4
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when i get a demo dery car, i pull the plugs and dump a little trans fluid, diesel, or pb blaster down the cylinders. let it sit awhile, maybe a day, sometimes a week before i get back to it, then see if she'll turn over with the plugs out. then i change the oil, then try to fire her up.
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Old 06-17-2007, 07:53 PM   #5
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drain all fluids, check the battery...dont forget to replace the fluids lol, and start er up..might take a few minutes, but shell go just let it run for a bit to get everything curculating again, and then id do stuff like compression checks, hose checks, just go over everything twice because a lot could have happened over the time its been standing. remember if you squeeze the hose and it breaks, replace. also spark plugs should be changed as well
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