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Sat for a year, anything needed?

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Old 10-03-2007, 08:08 PM
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My 94 Civic LX, was pretty much sitting for about a year.. i ran it probably once a month at times.. just to drive it around my yard for like a minute.. Anything i should really do? I have a oil change in the near future.. but... what else?
 
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Old 10-03-2007, 08:16 PM
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I would put some dry gas in the tank and check air pressure in the tires. Possibly clean the battery terminals and charge the battery.
 
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:46 PM
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I would put some dry gas in the tank and check air pressure in the tires. Possibly clean the battery terminals and charge the battery.
Yeah, i checked all my air, put some new gas in, and i got a brand new battery.. anything else i should really do?
 
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:51 PM
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If it's running ok I wouldn't worry too much...like they say if it ain't broke don't fix it!
 
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Old 10-05-2007, 06:30 AM
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Change oil immediately, probably has some water in it. Expect trouble from the brakes. After driving a couple of times, check the rotors for the "ring of rust syndrome" and replace pads and rotors if the pads did not scrub all the rust off of the rotor where they touch.
 
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check the brakes. my civic is been sittingfor six months. i drove a couple weeks ago and the brakes were like stuck or something
 
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get some new gas in it , gas goes stale after sitting a while
a bottle of fuel injection cleaner would'nt hurt either
 
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a full detail job wouldnt hurt
 
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Old 10-07-2007, 06:42 AM
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a full detail job wouldnt hurt
If you seen my car; you would know its not worth a detail job.. haha atleast the exterior isnt... I think im going to go get a new bumper for it sometime this week, then i plan to get some fuel system cleaner and get er runnin a little cleaner.. then COMES MY MUFFLER!
 
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