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VX commodore Starting problem

Discussion in 'VT - VX Holden Commodore (1997 - 2002)' started by Oscar Davie, Aug 13, 2018 at 10:01 AM.

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    Oscar Davie New Member

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    i recently purchased a 2000 Vx commodore off a family member which had been sitting for a few years, on the friday i charged the battery and started it, started first turn with no worries, went to start on saturday and was just getting cranking, charged the battery again and still no luck. thinking some dirty fuel may have blocked something once it ran? thoughts
     
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    If there was a fair bit of old fuel in the tank, that would be a problem. Did you empty the tank and put fresh fuel in?
     
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    Also, if you charged the battery after it had been standing for a few years, you have been lucky to get it to start. Chances are that you have damaged one or more cells during the original start. Suggest you get a new battery. Also, petrol degrades after it has been in a tank for six months or so, and as accentstencil suggests, you need to drain and/or put in fresh fuel. Another thing is that moisture (water) collects in tanks that are not used over time. If you put some methylated spirits into the tank (say 0.5l), it will emulsify the water (spread it evenly throughout the fuel) so that it can burn off in the combustion chambers without damaging your engine.
     

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