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havn't started my car is over 2 years.

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I have a 2002 boxster s with original 40k miles, its been sitting in my garage for the past 2 years. I have been thinking of starting this guy up, thinking about trading it since i no longer need a two seater. any advise? special procedure? should I drive it the moment it starts to get the oil circulating? should I jump it or just get a new battery. anything will help.


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If it were me, I would guess that whatever fuel in the fuel tank would be bad by now. I also would change the oil too and check the quality / quantity of the coolant. When engine and assoicated parts sit that long, just starting them up without taking some precautions in advance could mean you will damage the engine.

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Alot depends on the climate you live in. Fuel is a good call, you can smell really bad fuel. Trick will be getting rid of. If you don't have much fuel, and it doesn't smell horrible. dilute the 'ell out of with fresh fuel, toss in some Techron. Technically your oil should not have changed much but if your selling it, you'll want to change it anyway , make agood impression. Good idea to disable the ignition (not the starter) and crank it around a good length of time to get the luids coursing through its veins before you start it.

If your tires were a few years old (or not) when you parked it, they may have flat-spots on them which will feel like your driving over rail road track, shaky steering etc., that could freak you out ...but since I warned you. Coolant should be O.K., Drive around a bit and have look. It's supposed to be a life time proposition. As to brake fluid itself, (someone help me), Ive seen master brake and clutch cylinders fail due to moister that was kept agitated and suspended in the fluid but, with inactivity it settles and does what water does to metal.

Other than that, you'll probably want to drive it around for awhile before you sell it, while two years of natural aging catches up and lets go. Electrical connections can get corroded, wreak little havoc to.

Again though, were it stored in Arizona, much would be moot. My take is based on dusty old exotica I've hauled out of probably indefinite storage kinda worse case.

Regards, PK

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