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Not running Car sat 4 years period. I sprayed starter fluid in air intake started and ran. (very briefly), Trying to figure how to go about checking and restoring engine running on its own. Drained tank (power suction) put 5 galons in with fuel additive. Can't find mechical repair manual Thanks for your time

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WENT A ENGINE IS PUT TO REST FOR LONG PERIOD OF TIME (4, 5YEAR)YOU GOINg TO HAVE BUILD UP EVRY WERE INJECTORS FUEL LINES FILTER SENSORS ECT......THE BAD FUEL THAT MADE POWDER DEPOSIT ON THOSE PARTS ARE A VERRY PROBLEME TO YOUR ENGINE .IF YOU CAN AT LIST CHANGE YOUR INJECTORS ,FUEL FILTER AND THE FUEL PUMP THIS ONLY WIL SOLVE YOUR PROBLEME AT 80% .....nicolas ......

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