I have been charged with getting a 98 camaro z28 convertible that has been sitting forapprox 5yrs to run again. i have put new fuel with ingector cleaner in it and have used some stater fluid to try to get it to run. it will run for some seconds then it slowly dies. any ideas why?

5

Asked by Jul 01, 2013 at 06:21 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

19,705

running for a few seconds then dying does sound like a fuel problem- while sitting for a long time,the gas has degraded- some people call it "varnish" maybe because that's the way old gas smells- and the moisture in a tank will corrode the inner lining of a tank (rust)- both these things will clog injectors- and fuel pumps- and gas lines- and fuel filters- the best way to deal with an improperly stored car is to FIRST pull and clean the tank- if minimal rust, it can THEN be filled with clean gas- but just taking the car and trying to start it pulls all this gunk up from the tank and spreads it thru the whole fuel system- yikes- at this point, I would pull the tank, clean it, check for rust, (if there's rust, just buy a new tank) reinstall, buy a new fuel pump and fuel filter- put a few gallons of clean fuel in- AND- if you get lucky, those injectors might clear up and fire that bad boy off- hope so- injectors are expensive- if there is some other problem keeping the engine from firing this is not wasted work- it had to be done anyway

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Chevrolet Camaro Questions

Chevrolet Camaro Experts

#1 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,590
#2 carGrrl
carGrrl
Reputation 1,120
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 990
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
681 Great Deals out of 38,414 listings starting at $1,963
Used Chevrolet Corvette
353 Great Deals out of 20,285 listings starting at $3,688
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,642 Great Deals out of 148,674 listings starting at $1,800
Used BMW 3 Series
1,750 Great Deals out of 40,931 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford F-150
3,381 Great Deals out of 204,926 listings starting at $1,273
Used Pontiac Firebird
11 Great Deals out of 817 listings starting at $3,800
Used Jeep Wrangler
492 Great Deals out of 17,259 listings starting at $2,990
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
1,077 Great Deals out of 31,909 listings starting at $1,495
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,131 Great Deals out of 69,896 listings starting at $495

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
22,068 listings starting at $19,998
2016 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
34 Great Deals out of 3,235 listings starting at $17,320
2015 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
204 Great Deals out of 3,463 listings starting at $13,605
2014 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
143 Great Deals out of 2,332 listings starting at $11,995
2013 Chevrolet Camaro For Sale
103 Great Deals out of 1,927 listings starting at $9,991