I got a Mazda rx 7! It has sit up for a year! Tune up list? I know belts brakes!! Please answer!

Asked by Sep 01, 2014 at 01:08 PM about the 1985 Mazda RX-7 GSL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair


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OOHH not good, rotaries don't do well just sitting, the seals tend to bond with the housings so when you try to start it the seals are damaged, I hope it was oil fogged before it sat. So before you attempt to start it drain out the oil, change the oil filter, refill with oil, remove the lower spark plugs, and squirt some oil in there and manually turn the engine over 1/2 turn then squirt in some more and complete the turn, let sit for a few minutes then turn the engine by hand a couple of turns, drain the fuel tank if the fuel is bad replace the fuel filter, air filter if needed, install new spark plugs, check cap, and rotor replace if needed. check engine coolant for proper level top of if needed as you may want to flush the system later, attempt to start engine as you normally would, if it starts, it will smoke until the oil is burned out, but hopefully this will save the seals from a dry start. You should drain and refill all of the gear oils, trans, rear end. Check clutch fluid. You already mentioned belts, brakes and don't forget to repack the front wheel bearings, check for pitting on the races as it has been setting, you should also check the hoses and replace if needed, drive carefully for the first few miles so you can pickup on anything that might suggest further problems. Check tires closely for weather checking.

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