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    N/A first start up in 2 years - Checklist of things to do

    So the N/A I bought recently is getting to the stage where sometime this weekend I will be starting her up for the first time in about 2 years.

    My checklist of things to do is the following, can anyone confirm if I'm on the right track or if there is anything else that would be recommended to do.

    1) Install new battery
    2) Siphon old fuel out of tank, replace with new fuel
    3) Try starting car, if engine fires and runs go to next step, if not then diagnose issue
    4) Full service of fluids
    5) New oil filter
    6) Done?

    Cheers

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    Before you try and start it up, prime it first. Pull the lead off the coil, turn it over to build some oil pressure up, circulate it a bit and get the fuel pressure up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swampy442 View Post
    Before you try and start it up, prime it first. Pull the lead off the coil, turn it over to build some oil pressure up, circulate it a bit and get the fuel pressure up.
    Just to clarify, by disconnected the coil packs, ignition won't happen. But turning the key will still make the engine crank? Which in turn leads to increased oil pressure + circulation?

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    Just pull the center coil lead out the dizzy, your car wont start then.

    As you turn the engine over you are turning the oil pump thus pushing oil round
    the engine, you should see the oil light go out on the dash, when it does pop the
    lead back on the dizzy and fire it up, don't rev it though and let it tick over for a while

    I'd check the oil level first using the dipstick and check the rad is full of coolant and the
    expansion tank is approx half full, check the state of the rad cap too, the seal on the underside
    tend to fail with age.

    Don't forget to change the brake fluid and check all the calipers are free and working correctly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike2JZ View Post
    Just to clarify, by disconnected the coil packs, ignition won't happen. But turning the key will still make the engine crank? Which in turn leads to increased oil pressure + circulation?
    Excactly, plus you have an NA so no coil packs
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    Just fire it up, 2 year old fuel isn't very old. I have fired barn finds up on 14 year old fuel, maybe older.
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    Alright thanks for the advice guys, much appreciated. Will take some video's just in case it all goes tits up and laughs can be had.

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    Put the key in.... turn key.

    That's what I did with my 3 year project and it's fine. The only heart in mouth part I had was waiting on the oil to start spurting from the tubby oil feed

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    So spent the morning prepping the car to start, once I turned the key the following happens:



    So I guess the engine is cranking? But doesn't seem to do much else

    I guess my next step is to check the spark plugs and give them a clean if needed.

    Any other thoughts on what could be causing the issue? I don't think it's the security system, I've overridden it with a fob every time I've tried to start the car thus far

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    Sounds like an alarm/immobiliser cutting in too me, does it have one?

    Are you getting fuel? Can you here the pump priming if so

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    Could be the temperature sensor, maybe a bit unplugged or smth like that.

    Had the similar case on my last TT6.

    Did not start at cold, well at warm temp.

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    Does sound like it's not even trying to start.

    I'd make sure fuel was getting there.
    And there's a spark.
    Are the leads in the correct way?
    King lead connected?
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    Quote Originally Posted by safcdixon View Post
    Sounds like an alarm/immobiliser cutting in too me, does it have one?

    Are you getting fuel? Can you here the pump priming if so
    It does have one, but I'm not 100% sure of how it works. I've contacted the last owner to see if he can shine any light on the topic. Makes sense to rule out if this is the security kicking in or an actual mechanic issue before I go any further.

    Quote Originally Posted by WayneW
    Could be the temperature sensor, maybe a bit unplugged or smth like that.

    Had the similar case on my last TT6.

    Did not start at cold, well at warm temp.
    Thanks will check over that

    Does sound like it's not even trying to start.

    I'd make sure fuel was getting there.
    And there's a spark.
    Are the leads in the correct way?
    King lead connected?
    Forgive my ignorance but where can I find the king lead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike2JZ View Post
    It does have one, but I'm not 100% sure of how it works. I've contacted the last owner to see if he can shine any light on the topic. Makes sense to rule out if this is the security kicking in or an actual mechanic issue before I go any further.



    Thanks will check over that



    Forgive my ignorance but where can I find the king lead?
    The king lead is the centre lead in the distributer and comes across to the wing into a little box
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    Pull the air filter trunking off, squirt Easy Start into the engine side of it, crank engine. Does it fire? Yes? You have a no fuel issue. No? You have a no or (very very) weak spark issue. Halves the potential issues with one squirt.
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