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Jan 9, 2010, 10:11 PM

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My 2001 GMC sierra v8 has been stored/sitting for over a year (not started at all). Is there anything I should/can do before starting or ever to help/avoid dried/bad or leaky seals or any other problem that may be from sitting to long??? Help!


Jan 9, 2010, 10:27 PM

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IMO, short of pulling the engine and re-sealing it with all new gaskets and such, no, there's not a whole lot you need to do. Do an oil & filter change, fuel filter, get the acorns out of the air cleaner, check the coolant & the belts & hoses. Might be a real good time to change the belts & hoses. Belts have been stopped in one spot for over a year & the coolant has not moved either- still setting in the same low spot of the hoses. Not big on additives, just regular maintainence with the same viscosity oil it is used to. Should be o k. Let us know.


Jan 12, 2010, 6:37 PM

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Check your brakes make sure you dont have any wheels locked up from rust
that formed and stuck locked tight the pads up to the rotors it would also be a very good idea
to drain the gas out of the tank and fill it with fresh new gas so you dont hurt or possibly
foul up the injectores


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