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Car garaged (for 7 months)

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by glen_jai, May 7, 2007.

  1. glen_jai

    glen_jai Member

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    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.
     
  2. nky_84

    nky_84 6th Gear

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    if you didnt disconnect the battery then it will be flat and perhaps in need of a replacement.
     
  3. PaulRS3

    PaulRS3 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  4. twist

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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?
     
  5. glen_jai

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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.
     
  6. S3 NIK

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    Fresh petrol ?
    Nik.
     

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