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Difficult to start have to keep pumping the gas been sitting 8 m

Difficult to start have to keep pumping the gas been sitting for 8 months

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To stop this from happening in the future, add fuel stabalizer to fuel tank when you store it. Run your car for 10 minutes before shutting it off. It would also be helpful to fog the engine also before storing. You can get fogging oil at any auto supply store. As for your immediate problem try adding carburator cleaner to gas tank.

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