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ohheyc ... 9/2/2016

2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 4 Cyl 1.80L

Preventive Maintenance

Do I need to bleed out all the fuel in my old car?

My car has been sitting around for over a year now. It hasn't been started routinely and I'm trying to get it back on the road. Should I worry about the fuel that's in it right now? I read somewhere that I should probably bleed it all out because it maybe varnish and gunk might've build it. If so, what's the technique on doing this?

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Teddy B

Teddy B 9/2/2016

You can remove the fuel tank & clean it out

Fuel starts to go stall or whatever after 30 days

The 8 to 10% alcohol doesn't help either

Next would be to remove the fuel filler hose & try to pump
or syphon out as much as you can

Do not waste any money on fuel tank additives,no vehicle
require any


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