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Idles rough, then turns off

Car has been sitting for a while. seems to have a new head. and last week when i start the car, it runs really rough. now, this wee, i start the car and it idles for a few seconds then dies out.

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Check condition of ignition system, spark plugs,spark plug wires, distributor cap,points and seals. a compression test can also help knowing the state of the cylinders and valve train.

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Might need to get the carb clean you sound like you have bad gas in your system gas does go bad with time maybe try some gas treatment with fresh gas and some carb cleaner.

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It may have bad gas in the system depending on how long it sat after one year sitting out side the gas can go bad, sometimes you just need to keep restarting and the old gas in the lines gets used and it starts using fresh gas from the tank if this is not the case then other diagnostic methods must be tried. It definetly sounds like a fuel delivery issue ( fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator and vacuum line going to it or clogged fuel filter) .

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