1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, procedure for car that's been sitting for years in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I am interested in getting a 1985 fleetwood from a friend. However, the car has been sitting for about 3 ...
- 10-26-03 09:54 AM #1Cadillac Owners Member
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procedure for car that's been sitting for years
I am interested in getting a 1985 fleetwood from a friend. However, the car has been sitting for about 3 years since his father passed away. He has not tried to start it for at least 2 years. Where can I find a list of procedures that should be done before attempting to start it? I assume the old gas has gunked up and clogged the fuel system?
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- 10-26-03 10:16 PM #2
Visually inspect all hoses and belts and run it for a few miles, then replace the fuel filter. There are probably other things... this is just off the top of my head. Someone else will probably be able to give you a better answer.
- 10-27-03 01:24 AM #3
Do you think it is siezed? I've heard something about "turning the crank" manually, but I don't know if it applies.
- 10-27-03 01:57 AM #4Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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Re: procedure for car that's been sitting for years
Tires will need lots of work, add air to them, id bleed brake fluid....although i dunno if thats needed......