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1971 914 has been sitting for years

Old 08-23-2015, 01:37 AM
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1971 914 has been sitting for years

Thinking of buying this 1971 914. Car supposedly was running when parked in a garage 6 years ago. Car is all there, what will I need to do to get it running again? Thanks
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Before you get to the get it running part of the equation, I would check for rust throughout the car. If you are familiar with 914's then you likely already know all of the known areas. If not, swing over to and begin reviewing the threads in the Garage and you will quickly learn all of the problematic and sometimes fatal rust areas.

As for the engine, all fluids including gas need to be flushed and replaced. All filters and also check for rodent evidence on wires. When you get ready to try starting it, make sure you are outside and have a fire extinguisher on hand just in case. Also, another set of eyes is best.
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