ive got an ep82 which has been sitting for almost 8 years now and now that i can drive im taking it out again. Should i know or do anything before i start trying to start the car again ?
The car is cranking but it isnt runningHey there, it's been sitting for a long time (outside I'm guessing)?
When you say it isn't turning over at all I'd be tempted to check that the engine is actually turning by hand first.
Put a 19mm spanner on the bottom crank pulley and see if you can manually rotate the engine (turn clockwise).
If not you could have a mechanical issue to deal with. For example my auto sat for two years in the sea air and the alternator rusted stuck. That was enough to cause issues starting.
The fuel pump doesn't prime on these so you'd only hear it when you actually start the engine.
should i think about purchasing new spark plugs ?That's good, rules out a lot.
The search is on for fuel, spark and compression then.
You can test the pump by linking B+ and FP on the diagnostic port in the engine bay (big grey jobby with diagnostic on it). Pump should run with those connected together with a bit of wire/paperclip. How old is the fuel?
Fuel can go off and if there was any rust in the tank that could develop too. If there's not much fuel in there you could probably top it up and dilute it with fresh fuel but if the tanks over a quarter full atm remove the fuel and refill to be sure.fuel hasnt been changed at all
Remove and inspect - you might be able to clean them up but a new set definitely will not do any harm, in fact it'll save you buying them further down the line.should i think about purchasing new spark plugs ?