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Starting a car that has been sitting for about a year [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reviving a vehicle that has been idle for a long time. My 1998 Trans Am has about 80,000 miles on it and has been sitting for about a year without being started in my garage. ...
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How to start a car which was unused for a year? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reviving a vehicle that has been idle for a long time. I left my car in a driveway for a year. I read that I shouldn't try to jump it because the battery might explode. Is ...
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1991 Celica with 3SGTE motor been sitting for a year- what can I expect? [duplicate]

I'm about to buy a 1991 Celica with a 3SGTE motor swapped in, and it's been sitting for a year. The ad says it runs, but are there things I should do immediately upon buying the car? I was planning on ...
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How to re-start Sentra after 6-yrs storage? [duplicate]

1991 Nissan Sentra XE, 1.6L engine, 5-speed manual trans, 78k miles. I unexpectedly had to stop driving this Sentra and it's been sitting unstarted in my garage for the past 6-years. It ran great, no ...
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Getting Started in Auto Repair [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Reviving a vehicle that has been idle for a long time. How to begin learning engine tuning? My dad has an old Mazda that has been sitting in the garage for a long time. ...
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I have an MG ZR and it's been parked up about two years, what do I need to get it running again? [duplicate]

I have an MG ZR and it's been parked up about two years. The tank wasn't full. I wasn't planning on parking it up. It is in the drive but the drive is a slope. Any ideas what I need to do before I ...
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Leaving '08 Civic sitting for a few months [duplicate]

Quick question: I have a 2008 Honda Civic. It has been sitting for almost 4 months now, and there will be no chance to drive it for another month or so, making it 5 months in total. I believe the oil ...
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How to maintain a sometimes-used vehicle?

My daily commute changed from 9 miles to 9 feet when I started working remotely. That means I very rarely drive my car much. After a particularly hectic month, I didn't drive for about 4 weeks and ...
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How long does it take for gas to go bad?

Approximately how long does it take for unleaded gasoline in the tank and fuel lines to become unusable in a car that is not being used? What causes this, and what can be done to prevent or remedy ...
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What damage does a car suffer if not regularly used?

Sometimes I use the car on daily basis, but there are months when I don't use it at all, and it sits parked outside for 5+ weeks, with the battery disconnected. (Main reasons: working from home that ...
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What is a good car to start with if I want to learn auto repair?

A couple of other "getting started" questions have been closed (as redundant with these questions), so I hope that my question is different and specific enough. I'm interested in learning to repair ...
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What happens to a car when it hasn't been driven for 12 years?

I'm hoping that I'll soon be the owner of 2l turbo charged, 4wd hatchback that's been sat in a garage, undriven for over a decade. Trouble is that I won't be able to give it a full inspection until I ...
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Necessity of draining gas for a vehicle that has been sitting for 2-3 years

Related: Reviving a vehicle that has been idle for a long time A car has not been started for over 2 years. No fuel stabilizer was added to the tank. According to some sources it's best to drain ...
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Starting procedure of car that has been stored for 3 months

It seems a lot of the questions regarding car storage are for prior to storage. I did not think ahead much and thus my question is for what to do after storage. Context: Car stored in non air ...
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Reviving an abandoned Holden VE SS UTE

I have, or "had" an immaculate 2010 Holden VE SS 6L 6spd Ute with 18,000 km. The plan was to wack it in a storage for 3 or 4 weeks while in Nz. That would have been no dramas.. But that was July, ... ...

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