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Old 01-02-2007, 06:38 PM   #1
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do i need to do anything special

the car has been sitting up for about 2 months, besides and oil change and a coolant flush, is there anything special i need to do b/c the car has been sitting up so long?
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not really enough time sitting around to do any damage
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Re: do i need to do anything special

can you crank it?
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Re: do i need to do anything special

double check the tire pressure, and roll the windows down to air it out...


Crank it and let it idle for a minute or so....



Or you could just err on the side of caution and do a complete engine/tranny swap, replace the suspension and rear end. New paint job, new interior and a new stereo (in case a mouse chewed through the wires.. you don't want a nasty fire)...

Then just remember to film it, send it off to TLC and let them label it as 'OVERHAULIN YOURSELF'...

that would be sweet!
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Re: do i need to do anything special

Did you get the car back? And dude, you flush your fluids more than anyone I know. lol Didn't you just flush your coolant within the last 6-7 months or so?

And yeah, it hasn't been just sitting for those 2 months I am sure...I'm sure they have been driving it around the yard moving it in and out of the shop, out of the way, etc.
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Did you get the car back? And dude, you flush your fluids more than anyone I know. lol Didn't you just flush your coolant within the last 6-7 months or so?

And yeah, it hasn't been just sitting for those 2 months I am sure...I'm sure they have been driving it around the yard moving it in and out of the shop, out of the way, etc.


didnt get it back yet....................soon though. also, i havent flushed engine coolant yet, thats the only thing. probably change the oil just to be on the safe side too

check this **** out, they cant just put a gt rear axel with the 8.8 in there b/c it wont fit on the brakes and driveshaft.........thats what the dealer told me. but he said he was gonna check and call me back with a price difference
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Re: do i need to do anything special

brakes are identical and the drive shaft... yup identical as well
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brakes are identical and the drive shaft... yup identical as well
yeah, this shop he went too is really smart. Couldn't tell something was fubared with the axel when he drove it in even though the wheel was tilted about 10 degrees. Wouldn't look at the car until the other lady's adjuster came and checked it out. Then, never did their own appraisal of the damage, just started fixing ****. Layed tools/car parts all over his car on the paint. Left the windows open so that all the dust and **** from sanding coated the entire inside of the car from what I hear.

Yeah, at least I will know not to go there.
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