Smokin 50HP Club
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Christiansburg, Virginia
Car has 73K miles, has sat for almost 2 years since the death of owner, was started a few times and parked in the garage, drove by a potential buyer a day before I bought her. Top is in great shape, rear window a bit foggy and I need to find a good cleaner for the plastic window. small repaired place on drivers seat & the other is good, carpet great, no sign of rain or water leakage in interior, dash is bright and all gauges work, it has sport seats and a couple of the bolster buttons do not work but that is a small thing to me anyway, the radio is an after market and I might replace it, the A/C needs charging, tires 90%, all belts good, after market exhaust............. when I bought it I immediately put in a 1/2 can of Sea foam and 1/2 tank of high test gas and drove it about 20 miles...... it seemed to not want to start the next time as in not getting gas.............it did start after about 20 seconds of turning and showed a rich gas smoke like it was flooded..........I am taking it to a great mechanic next week because I am under the impression there was water, sludge, grime, in the gas or clogging filters so he will start at the front and work his way back checking fuel pressure-replacing filters-cleaning tank.......if that doesn't correct the issue then go from there to injectors....I drove it once before buying and started it numerous times and had no issues so I am thinking when the guy drove it he didn't put any new gas in it and it was dirty and clogged filters....plus it was strong and fast when I drove it a short distance prior to him....
Sooooo am I in the right area or do you have any suggestions I might look at also??????????
It is an 86, not a newer C5 C6 but it is my first one after wanting one for 30 years, it is mine, it is nice looking, it sounds great, I am now a Corvette owner!!!!!!!!!!!!!