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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:47 pm 
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Hi Guys, need to get the old girl up and running and I know what to expect.

The fuel will be old and the last time i started her in feb 2017, you could hear a struggling whine from the primer as I turned it on. So how do I go about draining and putting new fuel in, or will it start?

I know I need a new battery and it will be an HD one. The last cheapo one blew a neg terminal off in July and nearly put a hole through my leg!

Any other hints, as the oil will not have circulated for a while anywhere! Will the primary be ok etc?

Thank in advance

(lazy bueller)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:10 pm 
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If it was last run in Feb this year I don't think you'll have any issues , the fuel will still be ok after that small amount of time, by the time you've spun the engine over a few times the oil pressure will be up but do bear in mind it might have wet sumped so will probably appear to be short of oil in the oil tank , DO NOT TOP UP the oil until it has been run fully up to temp.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:37 pm 
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kevmean wrote:
If it was last run in Feb this year I don't think you'll have any issues , the fuel will still be ok after that small amount of time, by the time you've spun the engine over a few times the oil pressure will be up but do bear in mind it might have wet sumped so will probably appear to be short of oil in the oil tank , DO NOT TOP UP the oil until it has been run fully up to temp.


thanks mate will get the battery on saturday and see what happens

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:48 pm 
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Nah , don't bother, sell it on eBay for spares mate. It seems everybody will want it then :!: ,its all doom and gloom on here.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:51 pm 
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Where's ATT when you need him :headbang:
Oh he sold up and left, sorry I'd forgotten.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:53 pm 
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Tadpole wrote:
Where's ATT when you need him :headbang:
Oh he sold up and left, sorry I'd forgotten.
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Nah he's still here


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:17 am 
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What,, you mean we have a new stealth ATT ? :shock:

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:17 pm 
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Tadpole wrote:
stealth ATT ? :shock:


That's an oxymoron lOl


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:28 pm 
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It could've been an "ard Att" Mr Bonzo

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:59 pm 
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Tut tut, keep it tech now lads :old: ;)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:28 pm 
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too late, instead of reinstating her here, I am shipping her home, all looks to be ok , just needs a new battery, rear tyre and the only thing I have found worrying is a bit of fork corrosion just under the headlamp mount, will address this when it returns...... I expect within 6 months I will take it to :maz: to see him shake his head at the sorry state of it. The shippers are coming tomorrow, €793 delivered to my door, would love to ride it back but cant afford to get all the bits for the ITV(MOT) and ride it back from Tenerife and lose work while doing it!

Noone will buy it here on the island, they dont work!

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