Need help from long storage please !!
I have stored car for about 14 months now due my deployment to iraq. just before then, I had an oil change, may be a quarter of gaz in the tank & that's about it, my car has about 42000 miles & it's in indoor parking(covered) next to the ocean but sunny & warm most of the year. I put some blocks to lift the tires from the ground. spoke to my brother lately & he said that he tried to recharged the battery but it didn't hold the charge, the other thing is he smells mildew in the car since I left all the windows closed I guess. I will be using it in the next week or so... What should I do to have it up & running as before please ? He also, said the antifreeze, break fluids fine & the air filter still clean !!! Please help !!
firt drain gas tank if a varnish smell at fuel opening,fill with gas with a can of seafome,replace battery.if leather interior wipe clean with tire cleaner.get in and enjot the ride.THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. FORMER AIRCRAFT MECHANIC,US NAVY (79 to 82)
hope you returned home safely.
This may sound obvious... but having someone drive the car for 15 minutes once a week or so after you jumpstart it helps gets it parts to move again. I work at a dealership where some of our cars/ big SUVs sit... gotta start em and move em... Think of Kill Bill... Where Uma has been in a coma for a while and her body has attrophied.
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