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Civic sits for 3 years
Posted 06 September 2008 - 08:55 AM
My question is, what do i need to be thinking about when starting up a car that has sat for almost 3 years. Granted the battery needs to be charged/replaced and I will give it an oil change probably before I even start it up, but what else? should I treat the engine with something before putting in new oil, what does 3 year old oil look like/do to the engine? I know to check belts and fluids that's easy, how long do i run her for before taking her out on the road? Run her easy, a short trip around the block? Any thoughts you have would be great! This is really so I can get her out for a test drive and not do any damage to the engine. I am happy to put a few bucks in to make sure that she is running as best she can before I do decide to take or invest in her. My GL is my project car right now, I don't need another requiring engine work. Thanks.
Posted 06 September 2008 - 09:24 AM
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