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Porsche Crest Been sitting a long while........

My car has been sitting a while. I just read the thread about what to do before trying to start a 914 thats been sitting a while. I am curious, what's the longest time someone had one sitting undriven and got it to start after taking the proper steps? A couple of years? Longer?
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Old 01-14-2003, 07:03 PM
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5 Years

The person I bought mine from said it had been five years. She helped me push it to my house (3 houses away). Once I changed the battery and cranked it for a good 45 seconds, it started right up. Now that I give it lots of TLC it is no where near as reliable
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In a couple of months I should have an answer. I have a fresh 2.0 rebuilt in 1984 and never installed. Never had oil. Turns over fine by hand. It will go in my car this spring. If it runs, 19 years should be a record. Next question will be: how long will it run and how much oil will it leak?
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When i bought mine, it had been sitting under a tree for an indeterminate period of time. One tire was pancake flat. I trailered it home, put in a fresh battery, sprayed some starter fluid into the airbox DID NOTHING ELSE and the little sucker fired right up and sat down to idle. Original injection is neat when it works.
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so it didn't have any oil in it? doesn't it have condensation or anything in it then, or how bout rust? The rings are probably never gonna seat if it didn't have anything in it. Fill us in when you get it goin, that'd be pretty cool if it was good to go.
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It has always been indoors. Outside looks like it was rebuilt last week. Inside? Who knows. It turns easy using the fan pully. Probably won't get to it until March. I'll let you know.
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16 years. I fired up my '70 in Oct. last year after it sat in a lawyers garage since '86...and almost everything worked!
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7 Years. Last November. Installed new battery, checked the oil, and hit the key. Fired right up and idled fine (1.8 injected).
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5 years outside no cover. Interior was all taken out and put in both trunks a basement and a barn, Tires were almost new when put in the field, now all dry rotted, engine had no drip tray so carbs became a funnel, replaced rings new carbs need to replace pitted cylinders. Also found that the clutch wont disengage and have to redo all brakes. Cant wait for the warm weather to start having fun.
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Mine sat in a pole barn up here since 1984 in MN without any steps for "storage". A friend ( local genius) helped me fire it up in his shop in Feb of 2000. Motor was stuck, all 4 brakes were stuck, ( fresh Maaco paint though) and we all pushed with the car in gear to unstick the motor, it ran for a while and dropped a valve seat, then lost 1st gear,popped the clutch tube. It was drivable, but smoked due to dirty carbs and pushrod tube seals. Rebuilt it, got correct tires/wheels ( 20 year old crusty Vredesteins) chase the mice and Mexican interior out of the inside and fixed EVERYTHING and now it love it!
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The 2.0 that is now in my car, sat in the old body for 9 years outside. The engine turned over by hand very easily. I flushed the engine ,changed the earl with mobil1. New sparkys, etc and it runs great. I think the fresh rebuild the PO had done and only 3500 miles on it when I got it helped alot. Even the head pressures are fantastic!
Thats realiability folks!

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14 years. My car sat outside covered from 1985 until 1998. I changed the fuel filter, oil, drained gas tank, refilled with new gas, spark plugs, and after about 2 hours worth of on and off cranking, a lot of cussing, and a few whacks with my trusty 13mm wrench, she started right up. (Ran, but poorly, off and on like that for about 2 weeks then I decided to rebuild . . .Glad I did!)

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12 years, stored inside.
It had 3 frozen injectors, once I changed them plus all the filter, oil changes, etc. it started up.
Drivable, but it needs a new main and pushrod seals.
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