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Been doing this for well over 10 years now, never had any issues. I generally pull the plugs, squirt a bit of oil on the sides of the cylinder, turn it over very quickly with the starter and then pump it for a while before starting it.
This year, however, I cannot be home and do this so I need to ask my mother (who, has had her own 9-3 so she knows Saabs well) to start it up for me. I can't have her go through this whole process and am thinking she just needs to go ahead and start it up (i.e. do a "dry start"). I've done this once, if I remember back in 2008. It was fine, but it felt a little rough but perhaps that's just my fear.
The car has had a fresh oil change before the storage, so it's all new. Anything to worry about here? Anything I can have her do to at least mitigate any harm? No, it's not going to be optimal and she won't do my procedure, so just trying to do the best I can.
Thanks for any helpful thoughts.
2001 9-3 Viggen Laser Red 5 door 44k miles
2000 9-3 SE Midnight Blue 5 door
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