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I have put a new fuel pump and filter on. It will start and run for about 15 minutes and when you try to start the car again all it will do is spin over. the car is firing.

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Did you bleed the fuel system? There is a bleeder on the fuel rail above the injectors. Deprees valve with key on til all air is expelled and nothing but fuel comes out.

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OK, this is what the StreerRodders face all the time.

1) Pull all the plugs and get new ones ready.
2) Drain the Oil and replace with 10W-30 with new filter
3) Check the water level in the radiator - make sure up to level
4) Put several ounces of sea-foam down each cylinder
5) Hand crank engine over several times
6) Use starter motor to spin over motor several more times
7) Put Spark Plugs back in.
8) Make sure fuel in fuel tank is drained
9) Add new premium fuel - Use an air hose to clean the fuel line to the engine
10) Pump through new fuel by loosening the fuel line by engine and pumping a bunch through - hook back up tight.
11) Try starting engine -
12) If Carb engine use a bunch of carb cleaner in the carb before starting to clean out most or junk
13) Once engine is started monitor oil pressure and temperatures carefully - run for about 10 minutes
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16) Drain radiator and flush out -
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18) check for leaks everywhere
19) Start again and drive carefully for 100 miles and you should be good to go.

Regards,

Doug

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