I have a friend who is in need of a cheap vehicle, and another friend who has an ‘88’ Chevy Celebrity that was going to go to the junkyard but runs more or less OK (at least it did a year ago). Since I know both people, have some mechanical knowledge and the car is sitting in front of my house (don’t ask :rolleyes: ), I am going to be the one to see if I can get it started.
The car is an 87/88 Chevy Celebrity wagon, 2.8 V6, fuel injection. It ran OK ~1 year ago and no special preperations where made before it was parked.
Obviously the battery is completely dead so the car will need to be jump started, any potential harm from trying to jump start a completely dead car?
The gas in the car is also a year old, how much trouble will this cause? Is there anything I can do to improve the stale gas? Mix in some fresh gas or add drygas for example?
I am thinking that some starting fluid will probably help to get things going. There does not appear to be anything living in the air cleaner.
Any other recommendations on what to do to get this thing running? Are there any parts that ‘wear out’ by sitting for a long period of time? My main goal is to get it running well enough to get it off my property. Obviously I do not want to spend a lot of money on this car but if there are any inexpensive parts that will help improve they way it runs I would get them.