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well after buying my Kadett i learned that the guy has left gas int he motor now for 28 years !!!!! ahh any suggestions ???
That would be a NO-NO! With this low a mileage car, keep it stock. There are VERY FEW completely stock Opels of any model left. Of course, you have to be into that sort of thing to fully appreciate the value of "everything original", but '69 is 35 years old and "original" is its own kind of cool.greensmurf20 said:if it still has the solex, dont even bother with a rebuild and upgrade straight to the weber, you'll be happy, you and your opel will both thank you. i'd pull the gas tank and get it cleaned, probably another fuel pump would be a good idea. if the fuel lines seem to be in good shape, you'd probably be fine just carefully blowing air through them and flushing them out with some fresh fuel, new fuel filters are a must.
Out of curiosity, does your engine have a cast iron water pump? The one on my Kadett's 1.9 is the first one I've ever seen . . . and I've been futsing with one kind of Opel or another since '76. Yes, it's the original, but I DO have complete documentation on this car from Day One! . . . all maintenance records, registrations, plates and annual stickers.jlthunder said:I'd drain the cooling system. Have the radiator and heater core checked and pressure tested. Replace the water pump and thermostat. They are cheap and readily available from Opel GT Source(OGTS). Remember, these engines don't like it hot and a waterpump which is 28 years old(or older) probably has a shot bearing or seal. Just my 0.02