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Starting a tii motor for the first time in 8 years

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was wondering what are the things i need to do before i even think about cranking her over again. I was the last person to start it 8 years ago and she ran perfectly then.

Any help would be appreciated. Like what needs replacing etc.Also what are your thoughts on the Wallothnesch fastener kits are they to expensive or good Value



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Take out plugs, inject some oil and turn by hand after you changed both oil and oilfilter. Make it turn by hand a couple of times. Check if no fuel comes out of the suction valves when turning on the ignition. A good thing would be ofcourse to have fresh fuel and a fresh fuel filter. Fire up without the spark plugs and check if the red oil pressure control light goes of. After that install correct new spark plugs and you should be ready to go.

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This has been discussed here several times.  I suggest removing the fuse for the fuel pump (#11 I think) while you are cranking to get oil pressure.  Remove the valve cover and squirt some oil on the cam and rocker arms.


i purchased several of the fastener kits from W-N.  They are worth it.

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This was once a Kugelfischer belt. Worked for about 2 minutes (after the car sat for 14 years) before it completely disintegrated.


Remove fuel tank….clean ***THOROUGHLY*** (this took me about 4 hours +/-)

Replace ALL fuel hoses from tank to pump to filter to Kugelfischer. 


I oiled the cylinders daily, and rotated the crank by hand a few degrees at a time, each day / a few times a day…only doing a complete rotation after day 3 or 4. 


change oil and filter

adjust valves

ignition parts (points, cap, rotor, etc)


You want to make sure nothing but clean, flawless gasoline reaches the injection system. Anything else can/will kill it.


I'll bet your electric fuel pump will work…but it WILL leak, after allowing the seals to dry out for so long. Keep an eye on it. Several options for cost-effective replacement. (E28 / E24 pumps, etc)


+1 on replacing the small O rings on top of the suction valves on the Kugelfischer.


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Walloth & Nesch  FASTENER KITs? 


Can't find it on their web site/  Need help.


..........and this right after I  spent $$ stripping & plating all the fasteners I had.  Wish I had known.





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When I fired mine (sitting for similar time), I found one of the O rings for the suction valve (?  removed with Allen wrench) was squirting fuel.  And one of the hoses going across from the pump to the hard line cracked enough for fuel to come out.....

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1972 tii (Louie), 1973 2002 (Hampton), 1975 ti tribute (Bertha), 1972 Bavaria, 1973 3.0CSi, 1979 Euro 635CSi, 1999 Z3, 1999 M Coupe, 2003 530i sport, 1974 Lotus Europa Twin Cam Special (I know, I know...)

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