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Old 11-24-2002, 16:51   #1 (permalink)
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Engine sitting for long time

Ok, if you've got an engine that's been sitting for say...2 months, should anything be done to it before it gets fired up again?
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If you have had one that has been siting for a long time its not a bad idea to pull the plugs and turn it over with a socket on the crankshaft for a few revolutions just in case the rings have rusted to the bore etc. Also once you have done this crank it with the starter to ensure that you have oil pressure before it fires. That said however it should be ok if its only been 2 months.
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