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    Smile Car garaged (for 7 months)

    I've been out of the country for a while and my car has been sat in the garage for 7/8 months.
    Just wondering if there's anything that should/recommended be done to the car before I drive it.

    I shall get a brake service done on it.

    Would I need to change the (engine) oil? It's not due for at least another 10k miles though. Had the haldex oil/filter changed about 100 mile ago.

    cheers for any advise.
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    if you didnt disconnect the battery then it will be flat and perhaps in need of a replacement.

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    hmmm... I would be wondering the effect on the tyres having had the full weight of the car sat on one spot for such a long period of time without being cycled.
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    I would personally drop the oil and filter for the sake of a few quid. As Paul said I would assume they may have flat spots. Worth asking a tyre place?

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    Yeah... I was a bit worried about getting flat spots.
    Thanks for the advise guys... I'll take it to a garage to check it out.
    Work commute:
    Honda CBR 1000RR
    169 kg & 170 bhp - eeek!

    Backdraft Big Turbo Silver S3, Supersprint, Eibach lowered, QST rear tiebars, SPA boost gauge Sold
    Lotus Elise 111R also Sold

    Wanted: Honda powered Lotus Elise S2

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    Fresh petrol ?
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