How long can it sit?

Tiny
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I have a 1985 Grand Am that was rebuilt around 1998 or so, It hasnt been started since who knows when. How long can a rebuilt motor sit without having to be rebuilt all over again? What would be the best way to get a car thats been sitting around for about 10 years to start up?
Its a 1985
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Automatic Trans
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Thursday, July 19th, 2007 AT 10:16 AM

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Tiny
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I'm going to base my answer under the assumption that it's NOT fuel injected. That's how my '85 Bonneville was.

I wouldn't too concerned about how long the motor sat but more so on the prep on starting it for the first time. I would change all of the fluids in the motor/tranny, even drain the fuel and put new gas in it. Expect that the gaskets will leak since they are probably all dried out. But I'm not an expert. Other than that, good luck and let us know what happens!
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Sunday, August 26th, 2007 AT 9:25 AM
Tiny
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I'm going to base my answer under the assumption that it's NOT fuel injected. That's how my '85 Bonneville was.

I wouldn't too concerned about how long the motor sat but more so on the prep on starting it for the first time. I would change all of the fluids in the motor/tranny, even drain the fuel and put new gas in it. Expect that the gaskets will leak since they are probably all dried out. But I'm not an expert. Other than that, good luck and let us know what happens![/Quote]

I have to travel from NC to AL to work on this car. Got down there, thought it was close to being able to run. Yes alot of stuff had dried out, and then I saw it. Two giant cracks in the Bell Housing. :Cry:
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Sunday, September 2nd, 2007 AT 12:13 PM

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