wont run after storage

Asked by Jul 19, 2007 at 06:59 PM about the 1987 Volkswagen Cabriolet

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the car sat for 8 months and i put fuel stable in the tank now it wont idle or run properly , i changed the fuel filter , removed the injectors and cleaned as best as i could and even removed the fuel distribution block soaking it , the car will start but backfires thru the aircleaner and stalls , if by chance i get passed the backfiring it will rev to redline but dies returning to idle , i also changed the plugs , new cap and rotor , the points looked good ,,, i have tons of fuel pressure when i remove the outlet line from the filter , the only thing i have not cleaned is the fuel pressure adjustment screw. all vac lines are solid and connected , when i removed the injectors i didnt replace the seals so maybe im loosing pressure there , by the way when i parked the car last october it ran great , please any pointers would be great

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Hi dick_davenport, I would check/adjust the following: Lean air/fuel mixture Ignition timing Empty fuel tank and refill (may have water/condensation) Vacuum leakage (all rubber hoses) Spark plug gap (all) Check Engine light ("trouble codes") Thanks for your patronage at CarGurus.com.

55

never had this trouble with mine but it could possibly be your vaccume advance

55

could it possibly be the o2 sencor?

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