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 Post subject: HELP to get this old girl running again
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:25 pm 
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So were to start. Ive always loved Porsche from day 1, so gone and done it. A nice and tidy 1984 n/a in red. None runner so as im new to all this would love for you Aficinados to help with a top 10 /20 steps to get this old girl running again.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:01 pm 
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Looks like you have joined fully have a good read through the forum and ask any questions or need parts there may even be someone near you to help if needed oh and welcome we also like pics :smile:

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:45 pm 
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Welcome, plenty of guidance here https://porsche924.co.uk/technical/

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:34 pm 
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Welcome! Any clues as to what the problem is? When was it last run?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:40 pm 
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finbarr wrote:
Welcome! Any clues as to what the problem is? When was it last run?


Hi Finbar, unable to say what the problem is and when she last run. Bought it from a gentlemen who put a new fuel pump on it. Not sure if he did any other work. Hadn't run for 15 years previous to that, dry storage in an underground garage. Turns over but no start. Just want a rundown of the top 10 or so starting points. i.e. should I give it a full service or start somewhere else. Just need to be pointed the right direction.

Thanks for any help


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 Post subject: Re: HELP to get this old girl running again
PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:15 pm 
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go simple

check its got some oil in it.
have you got a spark?
have you got fuel to the front of the car?

they really aren't that complicated, but the K'jet system just needs working through methodically and keeping clean
as Stan linked to above the technical section (red tab at the top of the site) has lots of useful help guides once you know whats not working

where are you based incase someone local can help

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:22 pm 
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If it's been stood for a few years, draining the fuel tank would be a good start so you don't drag old varnished fuel and crud through the very sensitive injection system.

Then as above, check for fuel and spark at the cylinder head, and let us know what doesn't work!

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Drain all old fuel

Check power to fuel pump/ fuel pump relay.

Check you have spark when cranking.

Change the fuel filter.


Posting where you are based will help. Someone nearby might be able to come and give you a hand.

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 Post subject: Re: HELP to get this old girl running again
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:50 am 
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I would also order a couple of fuel filters for it. Change one after you've drained out the existing fuel and done the basic tests suggested above (nice list Mylando - Ed). Then once you have it running and ready to take for MOT put another fresh filter in because there will inevitably be more debris pulled through after some running.

I resurrected my car in Aug 2003 after it had stud in a dry garage for 4 years but didn't follow this advice (* this forum didn't exist until Spring 2004) and had a world of problems, spent hours trying to trouble shoot and no doubt did more harm to the CIS system in a long week testing than it suffered in 100k miles of normal use!! :dope:

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