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Old 09-15-2006
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Truck been sitting for 2 months...

Hey guys,
Yesterday my dr. said i could drive again after 2 months because of a car accident in which my cousins jeep hydroplaned into a telephone pole and caused me to break my arm. My dad said he would drive it now and then but never did. Anything special i should do, my oil is in good shape i use mobil 1 10w-30 with lucas oil stabilizer(sp?) so supposedly its good for 5,000 miles.
But is there any other things i should look at?
 
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the gas! make sure your gas is still good.
 
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Originally Posted by dangerranger
the gas! make sure your gas is still good.
naaaaa.....it takes longer than 2 months for gas to break down.......

just check the oil, air pressure in the tires, check ALL the fluids, bump the key to see if it has a good charge, make sure your lug nuts are tight(some punk kid could've loosened them)....after that drive it for about a day then check all the listed things again.....
 
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You may want to run some Seafoam through your engine, gas, and crankcase. That will make sure you get rid of any bad gas, or deposits that may have occured for it sitting so long. Its only about $7 a bottle, and that should cover just about everything.
 
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Originally Posted by winks
You may want to run some Seafoam through your engine, gas, and crankcase. That will make sure you get rid of any bad gas, or deposits that may have occured for it sitting so long. Its only about $7 a bottle, and that should cover just about everything.
+1....forgot about that.....
 
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Also, run the A/C even if it's not hot out. If it's not run now and then it can die on ya. Bad times and expensive. My mom's A/C wasn't run because it was sitting in a lot for a long time (long story, but it's not her fault and we no longer use that mechanic) and it was dead after that. Cost about $400 to fix.
 
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Doesnt it take over 1 year for gas to start breaking down?
 
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yea some were around that...
 
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check the whole truck over,the muffler bearings might be bad?
 
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Originally Posted by lifted97ranger
yea some were around that...
So the gas I have in one of my project cars that I bought for 1.09 and its 93 oct is probably bad
 
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yes,get rid of it
 
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thanks

Thanks for the points to inspect, ive read about the sea foam here be4 just never got around to picking it up...definetly check the muffler bearings and blinker fluid too , and my a/c has been dead now for about 3 months i dont think im going to fix it ne time soon winters coming and the 3 windows are just fine right now. Thanks All
 
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battery
 
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i was just gonna say, battery's probably dead
 
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nah i started it up already it runs fine a little hesistant at first but it smoothed out after a few minutes
 
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seafoam is the baddest...try it
 
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