So i replaced my starter on this thing, now im just scared to start it.
What do i need to do before i start it. THe car hasn't moved in 3 years.
So far i have replaced the starter (thats what caused the parking for four
years), new battery, new sparkplugs, changed the oil and filter.
What else do i need to do before i try starting it?
You could remove each spark plug and spray a load of WD40 or even
penetrating oil in there to help unstick the rings and get the rust a
little softer... let it sit overnight.
then crank it for 2 secs and let it sit for an hour and do it again and
let it sit for an hour... you know, get it lubed up a bit before
all in all, you probably dont have to do anything.
good point. i forgot about that one. if the tank is near empty, you
could probably fill it up with fresh gas and hope that there are no gas
clog issues. three years, probably shouldnt be. i suppose one could
use some sort of an additive even in old fuel to help loosen it up?
I'd think draining the tank and fuel lines would take care of it.
I've got a generator full of gas sitting in storage that I think I'll have
to drain as the gas is a year old.
I dispose old mix gas by adding 1/2 gallon or so at a time by putting it
into my truck and topping the tank. Thins it out enough that it doesn't foal
the plugs or gum up the fuel system. I could take it to the county haz waste
disposal, but really don't want to take time off from work to do stuff like
pull out he eCM fuse and crank it over. But I would not bother I have
had engine sit longer then that n and have had NO adverse problem if
the engine is old it most likely has tons of old oil on the walls, plus
oil will flow fast though that ongine go fo r it
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