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    Advice on how to resurrect my 635

    Some time ago my '83 Euro 635 failed the State safety inspection. Nothing of any consequence, just tires and the cat. I parked it in the garage until I had time to get around to it and before I knew it five years had passed. Now I have time on my hands and would like to get it back on the road. Can anyone give me some advice on an action plan of what needs to be done? I know I just can't dump fresh gas in the tank and expect everything to be OK. Another piece of information: I didn't realize it would be sitting this long so I didn't put Stabil in the tank. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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    Slowly go through those items prone to crud, at a minimum:
    1. drain fuel, and replace with new gas, old gas will run a lawn mower.
    2. replace fuel filter.
    3. replace air filter.
    4. new oil, engine, transmission, and axle, an oil filter.
    5. I would add new plugs, and while plugs were out, a squirt of a light oil in each cylinder, and rotate engine through a couple of turns.
    6. While under hood; separate every electrical connector, light dap of dielectric grease on each one.
    7. visually check wiring, there be mice in a garage, good to check intake hoses too.
    8. remove old battery and replace with a new one; clean battery terminals.
    9. time to replace old Cats, and O2 sensor if you have one.
    10. open a fuel line and have a buddy turn on ignition, check fuel delivery. secure fuel line.
    11. add a can of injector cleaner to fuel, I use Seafoam.
    Cross fingers and fire it up, expect smoke, and check for air leaks.
    Good Luck
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    Simchief, thank for the information. It looks like a good plan to follow. I appreciate you taking the time to help me with this.
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    You should also bleed the brakes..make sure the emergency brake isn't frozen, tires aren't rotten, no critters living under the dash or seats, Have someone come in and detail the body...clay bar, polish, wax, and polish to bring the paint back..maybe the same for the seats.
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    Where in NC? I spend some time in Greensboro..will be moving one of my 6s here in the near future.
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    I apologize for being slow to respond. It has been a busy week and a half. I live in Hickory but may move to Ft Lauderdale, FL, in April. That is another reason I need to get this car running. The movers require that it be driven into the van. Thanks for the information.
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    If your car does not start after all that has been mentioned, I suggest removing the fuel injectors and cleaning them as the gas has turned to sludge. Run the pump to empty the fuel line of old gas.
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