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 Post subject: Old EB V8 hasn't been started in 2 years...starting tips?
Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:54 am 
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My NC has been sitting around with no action for the last 2 years, but now its time to wake the old girl up...im just chasing some tips on starting up an engine thats been sitting for a while. It was a good relaible car when it went into storage, so everything should be good now, but is there any preparation i should do, like pulling plugs, pre lubing etc?
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Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 2:05 am 
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Wind it over for oil pressure/circulation, check all the fluids and start it?

Should be ok after it clears up, with some fresh fuel possibly. Kents say it doesn't last long.
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Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:53 am 
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change your oil it degrades over time, change fuel and filtr, and just general check over ten wind her, crank and fire.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:48 pm 
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Itll be rattly for a little while, but it should be fine.
Chuck 10-20L of fresh fuel in it before you start.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:28 am 
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Put key in and turn...go.. It's not a Genlll...Lol...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Old EB V8 hasn't been started in 2 years...starting tips?
Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:00 pm 
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Just start it, drive it for a little bit and then swap out the engine oil for some fresh oil. No big deal.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:47 pm 
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I'd probably take off the coil lead and wind it over for a few seconds to get the oil pressure up, then start it. Fuel does indeed go off quickly, only a matter of weeks for PULP apparently.

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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:13 pm 
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I would definatly freshen the fuel up, fuel goes off and it wont like off petrol, I would change the oil aswell,

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:14 pm 
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I would definatly freshen the fuel up, fuel goes off and it wont like off petrol, I would change the oil aswell,

 

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