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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:24 pm 
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In the next few days ill be fixing and starting my car for the 1st time in about 7 months.

So far i have to put the radiator back in, replace tranny fluid (95le?), reattach airbox (now with added XH snorkel and k&n panel :D) and charge my battery.

What other steps (oil etc) should i take to make sure she runs reliably and (hopefully) powerfully?

its a 1990 NA fairlane with a 4spd, engine reconditioned 2 months before i bought it.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:58 pm 
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Oil + Filter, fuel filter, drain and replace fuel in the tank (fuel loses around 1 octane per month stored) and probably bleed the brakes and replace the fluid. You did fill the radiator right? :D

All should be good.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 5:03 pm 
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what he ^ said, plus check your tyres havnt gone hard?, would the diff oil need to be changed?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:14 pm 
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Im getting new tyres soon, + chucking the old mans on to go over pits.

Drained the fuel when i parked it up, only have a small amount in the tank at the moment.

Forgot to get f**k oil today!!!

Havent filled the radiator yet, as its not in the car..

Will probably be doing it on sunday now as im busy for a while.. was gonna do it all today but spent from like 1pm till now at every local wrecker looking for 1 tiny little part (which ended up costing $38!!)

This is all adding up to be an expensive enterprise lol

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:50 pm 
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and watch the sump and timeing cover gasket leak.

thats what happened to the motor i put in the ea,,hadn't been started for about 8 months.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:46 pm 
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good lcuk with it all hope all goes well - and she starts first time - with minimal smoke lol - cars and things that havent been started for a while generally do so lol
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