[MR2] 1987 MKI advice
telek2 at frontier.com
Mon Jan 23 20:16:05 EST 2012
On 1/22/2012 4:16 PM, Jeff Richter wrote:
>> He's also directed me to other places or even the dealership for
>> some things - don't remember the specifics off the top of my head,
>> might have been a cracked exhaust manifold, that he said he couldn't
>> do any cheaper than they could.
> It was the timing belt.
Glad someone checked the basics.
I've had timing belt issues after a car has sat for a while. But my '86
sat once for over a year without any issues. So who knows.
Generally I'll rotate the engine a fuzz on a car that hasn't run for a
while to take out any bends that may have set in the belt. Then start
it the next day and let it idle until hot.
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