I have an opportunity to buy a BX 16v that has been parked up in a dry garage for around 5 years that was running when it was parked there, I'm going to go back and look at it again and take some pics in the next week or so. I have to say I'm quite keen whereas my partner is 50/50 as she wonders exactly how much work it will be to get it back on the road and MOT'ed, yes she is probably the sensible one.
So I need advice and guidance from wiser and more experienced heads than mine.
As I see it, before I do anything stupid, like throw a new battery in it and try and start it, what I'd need to do would be, not necessarily in order:
- Drop the fuel tank and completely flush it then refit it
- Remove the spark plugs and see if the engine can be turned over by hand
- Replace the cam belt and water pump
Once the above is done and fuel flow is confirmed and I know the cam belt isn't about to snap then try cranking it over ?
I'd appreciate all and any comments.