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#1 S3EEV-117

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 02:15 PM

Hi all,

 

Ive got an mpi mini that has been sat in my garage for a couple of years untouched due to work and house commitments. Ive started to do various bits on the mini, such as renewing the cooling system. Before i turn the key and get the car started is there anything i should do/look out for? Obviously dont want to damage the engine without checking something simple.

 

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#2 Wiggy

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 02:49 PM

Oil change (preferably), fresh battery, fresh petrol. Remove coil pack and injector plugs. Spin engine over a good few times to lubricate. Make sure oil light has gone out.

Replace, and start.

#3 S3EEV-117

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 03:57 PM

Top man, appreciate it. Hopefully going to tidy the engine bay up abit before i get it on the road in summer too. 



#4 jamesquintin

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Posted Yesterday, 06:58 PM

The alternator may have siezed, so I would suggest loosning the fan belt and making sure it turns freely as well as the water pump

 

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