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hey y'all. i recently recieved a 1990 ranger xlt from my brother. he collected it from an old woman's yard. i have no idea how long its been sitting or why it was sitting. engine turns over with starting fluid so it isn't seized up. should i drain old gas first? and if so how?IM not mechanically educated but i have a basic understanding of how the various systems interactthanks.
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Is the fuel bad? If so, how much fuel is in the tank?

I'd also do a full tuneup on it.
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about quarter of a tank. i think the fuel is several years old
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about quarter of a tank. i think the fuel is several years old
It is bad. Have you seen the color of the gas?

Only way to get all of it out is to drop the fuel tank.
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Drain and replace ALL fluids.

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ive always lifted the bed to mess w/ the tank but you can drop the tank and dump it out, the oil is easy just like any other vehicle and the trans isnt bad either, just loosen the bolts on 1 corner and drain it and you might as well replace the filters and gaskets there to. and yes new plugs and wires wouldnt be a horrible idea either.
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