WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT AND OLD CARBURETED VEHICLES

  • Tiny
  • gonzalez
  • 1989 Honda Accord
  • 98,000 miles

Buying a car with a carburator that has been stored for 4 years without moving it and need to know if there is anything I need to do before starting it? Like draining the old gas and putting new one?

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 AT 12:50 AM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
  • Member

Start with your intention and also check oil/coolant level

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011 AT 1:03 AM
  • Tiny
  • steventurok
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My '89 Accord was sitting for 7 (seven) years before I started driving it this June. I didn't change anything til last month but did have work on it (timing belt; alternator water pump)I just bought a radiator but didn't install it yet, I used bars leaks and it made it for my 200 mile trip I just came back from and the bars leaks held up (I have the rad in my trunk just in case).
But you should replace your oil and your antifreeze [don't forget to use distilled water if using full strength.

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Saturday, August 18th, 2012 AT 7:32 PM
  • Tiny
  • steventurok
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Oh, it has 111,500 miles : )

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Saturday, August 18th, 2012 AT 7:35 PM

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