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i JUST RECENTLY GOT MY CAR BACK TOGETHER AFTER A BLOWN HEAD GASKET PUTME OUF COMMISION FOR LIKE 7-8 MONTHS. WHEN I GO TO FIRE IT EVERYTHIG( STARTER, FUEL PUMP ) WORKS.BUT THE FUEL WILL NOT IGNITE. I CHECKED THE INJECTOR GROUND, MADE SURE I HAD SPARK, CHECKED THE FUEL PUMP BUT STILL NO START. SHOULD I DUMP THE FUEL CELL SINCE IT SAT FOR 8 MONTHS? COULD THE GAS HAVE GONE BAD? I CANT THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE SO ANY SUGGUESTIONS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. EVEEN THE NAME OF A GOOD ELECTICAL PERSON HERE IN HOUSTON? THANKS- THUNDErROD
 

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lose the caps if you can ( makes it harder to read )


You said the fuel will not ignite? Did you try lighting it up or something? empty some out and see what a nice spark plug will do to it :)

BTW Why not just go to the store and buy 5 gallons of 93 and mix it in there, That will for sure tell you if thats the problem.
 
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This same thing happened to a friend of mine. His car sat for almost 2 yrs though. We went to fire up his new engine and it fired one time and then not again. He spent 2 weeks chasing gremlins like timing etc. and it turned out to be bad gas. Once we drained it and put fresh 93 in it it fired right up and ran like a dream ever since.

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My GT sat in the garage for two years with a cracked block and a full tank. Before I started it with a new motor I dumped in a can of gas treatment and a can of "heet" and let that sit for a week.

The car fired right up and I drove around on that tank until it was empty. Ran pretty good actually LOL.....
 

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Sorry, but dumping gas treatment in after 2 years did not bring your fuel back to life. I don't know the chemical name of the exact part of the fuel off the top of my head, but when fuel sits, this evaporates out of it. Now HEAT on the other hand is basically alcohol. This may have helped. A lot depends on how well the tank is vented. My buddy's Bronco sat for a year, fired right up and ran perfect. Another guy I know had an escort that sat all summer and won't run on the gas in the tank. Which leads to this, temperature has a LOT to do with it also, and gas expands with heat. There are so many variables like the quality, grade, etc. of the fuel, and the design of the fuel system.

If you empty a bowl from your carb into a paint can cap and let it sit for an afternoon, it will evaporate to half the amount.
 

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I fired my car up this week after sitting for 8 months and it runs fine. But, It has been in a heated garage and the tank was almost full.
Jim
 
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