car was sitting in garage for a year.Put new ignition and fuel pump.Driving the car home it seemed it had no power. Like running on 3 cylinders. what is problem.

Asked by May 29, 2015 at 02:03 PM about the 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1953 chevy 235

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I would siphon that nasty old gas out of the tank. That ethanol crap ruins everything. It turns a nasty yellow color. Then I would change the fuel filter and plugs. Put in new gas and see how she goes. Might not hurt to mist down the plug wires with a spray bottle and see if she bogs down. Could have bad wires.

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I agree, sounds like stale gasoline. Next time, fill up with premium and add a fuel stabilizer. The premium will keep better, having a full tank will prevent water condensation, and the fuel stabilizer will give added protection against the gas going stale. HTH. -Jim

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