Hey Thanks for the response. I really appreciate it. As far as I remember this is how the car acted before I had to park it - ENGINE - seemed like it lost compression or something. I had to literally put the petal to the metal to get it to go maybe 35mph-40mph. I had a mechanic check it out and recomended that I rebuild the engine - does that seem right? Im not exactly a car repair expert but I some stuff about some stuff when it comes to cars. However, I had thought about getting both engine & transmission rebuilt just for piece of mind that after doing that it should be fairly reliable to drive. I did have carb. Trouble also. I'm kind of clueless of where to start after having a car parked for so long and to try to get it going again. I'm sure most seals and gaskets are dried out and need to be replaced. As far as cooling system goes before parking it I had no problems. Electrical system was still in good shape. The main reason I parked it was money. At the time I had no way of rebuilding anything or repairing a whole lot. I hope that info answers your question about my questions. Thanks for your help with this.
Just to comment with a little humor here - most women just don't understand the relationship between a man and his car that he loves. We take care of them like children. We feed it (gas), We clean it, we try to make it better when it's sick (broken down). Take it for regular check ups. We devote ourselves to our cars if we really like (love) the vehicle and like a child - can't just abandon them because they break. Hey thanks guy once again for the help.
Monday, May 4th, 2009 AT 3:01 AM