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87 celica sitting for 10 yrs, will not start

When gum out is added to the breather, the engine will run briefly. car sat for 10 yrs. Not getting fuel? Wondering what to check for and what to check first.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    the entire fuel system will need to be flushed and the parts replaced or overhauled.

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You need to drain all old fuel out of the fuel tank, the fill with fresh fuel, clean or change filters (air and fuel)
and if possible blow fuel lines through with compressed air. Check the plugs are clean and gapped correctly, check the engine oil is ok.
Then use some easy start in the air filter to get it to fire up, after 10 yrs it will be difficult to start, but should be alright after a few runs.
I hope this helps

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