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Re: Starting car after winter storage question
Posted by Craig [Email] (more from Craig) on Fri, 5 Jun 2020 17:26:08
In Reply to: Re: Starting car after winter storage question, bender [Profile/Gallery]
, Fri, 5 Jun 2020 16:44:08
It's just if you didn't pull the fuel pump fuse to shut off the car when you stored it there might still be enough fuel in the rail for the car to briefly start and run which would kind of defeat the purpose. It may well have drained back or evaporated given the time anyway though, but I'm really not sure. Pulling the DIC plug would keep it from starting though it's no problem for it to spark without fuel, or pulling a fuse to the ECU or or something ignition related would probably have the same effect. I guess disconnecting it could cause a CEL but I'm really not sure on that either unfortunately.
Ideally you crank in bursts until the oil pressure light goes out. I would be nervous about an old battery that has been sitting and not freshly charged though, you don't want to kill the battery with a bunch of cranking. I guess anything is better than nothing, but I do think it's fine to probably just start the car up this time. If I had a nice Viggen I'd be over protective of it too!
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