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#1 Pete1958

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Posted 28 January 2019 - 05:37 AM

Can anyone tell me of any problems with starting an engine which has been sitting for nearly four years?

 

Is there a way to get oil circulating around engine before starting on the key?

 

Any suggestions welcome.

 

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             Pete :) .



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Posted 28 January 2019 - 08:47 AM

Basically you need to turn it without letting it fire. On my SAAB which i only use in the summer I just disconnect the coil pack and crank it over for a while to build up some oil pressure and let it circulate. Once fired up I will let it idle for a long time before revving it. Followed this for the last 5 years never had an issue.
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 06:46 AM

Basically you need to turn it without letting it fire. On my SAAB which i only use in the summer I just disconnect the coil pack and crank it over for a while to build up some oil pressure and let it circulate. Once fired up I will let it idle for a long time before revving it. Followed this for the last 5 years never had an issue.

Thanks for the advice :) .



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Posted 06 February 2019 - 03:26 PM

Chuck some lubricant down the bores too, it's cold.