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I have an '87 951 that has been sitting for about 4 years, awaiting a timing belt change...

  • 1987
  • 944 Turbo
183 000
San Francisco, 

Hello, 951 Expert!

I have a question regarding getting my '87 951 back on the road.  It was running fine, until I could hear the lightly clicking of the timing beltagainst the covers. (I was told that is the sound it can make when they are loose, or ready to go.  True or not, I do not know, but I do know it was making such a sound that I had never heard before.) The battery has since died, but that's an easy fix.  It has taken longer than I had hoped to get back to getting this car new Timing Belts, etc.  However, now I should be able to move forward with it, so...

What I need to know is, what is the proper seaquence to get the car going again, without damaging anything.

I have seen on YouTube and other programs, that some people put (I think it was diesel fuel) in each cylinder to ensure oil/gas in it before starting the car.  That was done through the hole where the injector goes, I believe.  Something tells me that this is not a good step one on this car, though.  The other thing I am wondering about is that the gas should get drained and replaced, right?  After 4 years, it's probably wrotten, right?  Then, after that, what is the best sequence to get it going, including, having the Timing Belts and Water Pump replaced in the right order of events?  I will preface this that it has been in our apartment building garage, which is a level underground, where the temps and humidity have had very small changes.  (The gas could be okay, is a small possiblity, -but I don't know.)  But what I really need help with is: what is the correct sequence to follow to bring it back to life?

Thank you in advance,



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