1987 sat in storage for 8 years, is in good condition, but what are the pros and cons

Asked by May 17, 2012 at 12:35 PM about the Datsun 280Z

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i'm looking to buy a used 1987 Datsun 280z, 74,000 miles, it sat in storage for about 8 years; its in great condition, manual transmission. What can i expect pros and cons?

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I would expect a bad fuel injector lines. Mine sat in a field for a while before I owned it. Mice had built two nests in the spare tire well and under the cowl and had a good meal of my fuel injector lines. To be on the safe side try to turn the cam gear by hand to see if the engine turns smoothly. I also think a new battery and battery leads may be in order depending on if your battery's terminals are corroded. I would change the oil too.


Also do you mean 1978 280Z or a 1987 300ZX? 1979 is the last year for 280Zs before the 280ZX and 300ZXs came after those.

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