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Recommissioning a Mk1 Golf Cabrio

I own a Mk1 Volkswagen Golf convertible which was last started 16 years ago! It has been kept in a garage since then. Apart from buying a new battery and fuel are there any other precautions to be taken before I attempt to start it?

Asked on 10 May 2016 by Anonymous

Answered by Honest John
Don't even attempt to start this car. The fuel will be badly degraded and the tank may be rusted inside out (later mk II Golfs had a composite tank). The brake discs will be badly rusted. Brake pipe will be rusted. Fuel lines will have degraded. Needs proper recommissioning by an independent VW specialist.
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