Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
If the car was put away because something major malfunctioned, that will need to be rectified. Some people give up on problems easily while others hide critical faults.
Bring a booster pack, remove the spark plugs and check the compression. You should start to see some oil pressure when cranking on the starter motor too.
The potential areas for finding trouble are numerous. Could be an issue anywhere between the rad and the back tires. You may get lucky too. A car that's been sitting a long time will have corrosion on internal parts - this may just scuff off but if the rust is deep, be the cause of future trouble. That's a wait and see. Oil seals may have dried up - some may come around with use, others will continue to leak.
Be prepared for the worst and anything less will be a bonus.
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