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#1 mpain94

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 04:58 PM

Hi everyone,

 

My 1995 Sprite is out of action with need for a new gearbox and has been for a while, hope to get it sorted this summer! Its been in a garage for months already. Currently the situation is:

 

-Battery Neg disconnected

-Not much fuel in (never added anything to it)

-Oil and filter done before it went away

-No cover on

-Not idling the car 

 

Im sure there are things I should have done before putting it away but is there anything I should be doing in particular or can do now to keep everything as good as possible. I will put in Dehumidifier bags in asap.

 

Thanks! 



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Posted 24 March 2020 - 05:08 PM

Remove the plugs and give the bores a squirt of WD40.

 

Plug the plug holes with cloth.

 

Rotate the engine 90 degrees, using the fan / fan belt each week.

 

connect the battery to  a battery conditioner / charger.

 

Put bags of Mice poison in the car.



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Posted 24 March 2020 - 05:12 PM

Keep the battery charged if you don' want to buy another. You could also put put it on stands to lift the tyres off the floor or a least give it the occasional shove to rotate the wheels. That'd be easier if you avoid using the handbrake. 



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Posted 24 March 2020 - 07:06 PM

Does the cooling system have fresh coolant and is it the correct mix, as in not just straight water?



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Posted 24 March 2020 - 07:59 PM

Is not fresh really and has been topped up with water over time. Drain it?

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 08:54 PM

Yes.

Then flush it well and refill with a strong glycol solution.






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