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Restarting stored 914

Looking for some advice, after wanting to get a 914 for many years, I just acquired a 74 2.0 that has been stored in a garage for over 10 years. Body and structure is in great shape (car was a former show car in the 80s and is straight as can be) but I am concerned about starting the engine again. I plan to drain the tank and fuel lines, but could use some advice on what other things I may want to address prior to trying to fire it up??? (suposedly it ran fine prior to storage - I decided to risk it based on the condition of the rest of the car - if not I am sure I will be back for more advice) Thank you in advance for the help!

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A little Marvel Mystery Oil into the spark plug holes, let it sit for a day or two.

The brakes may very well be completely shot. The rotors will rust over time, and the brake fluid will absorb moisture from the air. Which eventually degrades the seals, and even causes the insides of the brake system to rust...

The rubber seals may be dried out--see if you can find some glycerine at the drug store, it can help bring the seals back sometimes.

The tires are dead. Even if they look fine, they're very likely dead.

There's probably more that I'm missing...

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Dave, thanks for the reply. I have got the tires and brakes covered. Was wondering how the fuel pump and injectors will be or if these are reliable after a long storage? Anything I need to worry about with the trans-axle? Any other thoughts?

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The trans is probably fine. The injectors and pump may have issues, being gummed up with very old fuel. I might give 'em a shot as-is, but it might be wiser to have them all cleaned out and then give them a try.

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10 years is a long time for gasoline. I brought back a MBenz with CIS where the gas was almost too thick to flow even under air pressure. Hopefully, yours won't be that bad.

Start by draining the gas out of the tank, and smell it and observe if there are chunks of a tarry goo coming out in the gas. No tarry goo, maybe a fresh tank of gas will be all that's needed, though I'd change the rubber lines and fuel filter to be on the safe side.

Worst case, if you have a bunch of that goo, take out the fuel tank, fuel pump, and injection lines and injectors. Use Acetone (you'll need maybe 5 gallons or more) to break down the goo. it needs to sit awhile to do that. It attacks and cuts the tar out and works to flush clean the fuel tank and lines as needed. Make sure the injectors are clean and spraying properly, and the fuel pump. put it all back together with new hoses and a new fuel filter and you should be good to go.

It might take 3 hours to remove all the stuff, soak the stuff overnight, and back together. Sounds like the car is definitely worth it.
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Thanks to you both for your replies. I got the tank drain drained this weekend and the fuel didn't seem to have any thickness to it, and looked clear like I would expect gas to look like. I think I will put new gas in, oil change and plugs, new fuel filter, and see what happens. Will let you know how it turns out...
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