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Old 07-24-2013, 12:00 AM   #101
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Ok here it is...so sorry for the lousy video quality. To hear the engine in background pls. pump up the volume a bit!

1st video: 1st attempt - no go! Because i forgot to re-insert f.pump fuse!
2nd attempt: no video - coughed up a bit then remembered to bleed fuel system via fuel rail schrader valve.

Mango asked if the car was out in the sun for 9 years: It was garaged for the first couple of years then parked out in a semi shaded area...sorry I dont have a picture with a view of surroundings.

Logged about 10 miles of driving around since start up and will replace main and a/c belt including tensioners. Do a thorough inspection of the under chassis, rubber parts, lube job, drain/fill rest of fluids: brake, p/s, a/t, differential fluid, etc.

When it's all up to speed? Sell/Swap for another barn find

To e46fanatics.com and all that spent time to contribute prep tips...

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May this post continue to be filled with more information to help guide fellow barn finders to prep their lost treasure the best way possible!

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Sorry will have to figure out "upload error" issue and then re-post video's
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:43 AM   #102
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:06 PM   #103
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VIDEO how do i prep an e46 prior to starting it up after 9 years in storage?

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Old 07-24-2013, 11:08 PM   #104
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:11 PM   #106
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Old 07-24-2013, 11:34 PM   #107
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Old 07-25-2013, 02:03 AM   #108
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:16 AM   #109
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Thank you for the videos, and I hope you stay with this site and continue posting your experiences with the car. Today OP was actually pretty cool!
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:10 AM   #111
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:40 AM   #113
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Old 07-25-2013, 10:44 AM   #114
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wow I was truly happy for you when it started now keep us posted on what else goes on
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