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Old 11-18-2008, 01:59 PM   #1
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Default I haven't driven my car for 8 months

I been away from home and my wrx 04 has been sitting outside of my apartment for 8 months now. I know for a fact my battery is dead because i did not discount the cables and gas tank is 3/4 full. I be coming home next month but i would like to know what kind of problem would I expect for leaving my car out for that long? also could my alternator be dead? thanks in advance
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Old 11-18-2008, 02:17 PM   #2
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just get a new battery pull the starter fuse and let it crank to let some of the fluids circulate again
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:28 PM   #3
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you need some fresh fuel too
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:53 PM   #4
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so i need to remove the old fuel and add new fuel?
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Old 11-18-2008, 03:55 PM   #5
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so i need to remove the old fuel and add new fuel?
I would

Maybe you can disconnect the line from the fuel filter, turn on the ignition and drain it road warrior style
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:06 PM   #6
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if your gonna unplug the hose from the fuel filter make sure you wear eye protection unlike my dumass..lol..but i wouldnt drain it that way becuase youll be turning on the start repeteadly for a while and i dont think thats good..just cyphen it and use to make malitov cocktails
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:24 PM   #7
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other than flat spots on your tires, you'll be fine. Just top off with fresh fuel and get an oil change. don't drive it hard till the old fuel is used up.
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:42 PM   #8
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I don't feel like draining 3/4 of fuel out my tank thats way too much fuel. I want to go ahead and use the old fuel, it wouldn't cause serious damage to my engine right? I mention that i left my car outside expose to the weather so won't there be a problem with my brake system?
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:04 PM   #9
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I parked my car for 8 months in my garage once. the battery was dead so I brought it to autozone for them to recharge (they do this for free). after I reinstalled the battery I changed oil and filter and just I let it warm up for a min and drove slowly to the gas station to fill up with new gas.
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:13 PM   #10
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I parked my car for 8 months in my garage once. the battery was dead so I brought it to autozone for them to recharge (they do this for free). after I reinstalled the battery I changed oil and filter and just I let it warm up for a min and drove slowly to the gas station to fill up with new gas.
You are lucky you have a garage to keep your car. Hopefully there won't be any problem with my car.
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:22 PM   #11
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i havnt driven my wrx in about 2 weeks and its driving me nuts. idk how u did 8 months
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:41 AM   #12
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I didnt drive my wrx for 6 monthes and it was outside. Other than really rusted rotors that eventually wear off. I had a dead battery replaced that fired right up. Had half a tank of gas in here filled it up with gas asap and didnt get into boost for the rest of that gastank then i was fine.
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:15 AM   #13
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oh yah I forgot the mention, I added redline fuel system cleaner when I got gas too. I figured it would help with moisture in the tank and lines, and help with any gunk in the lines. I then changed oil again after a week or so before my next tank of gas( I usually change oil when I use fuel sys cleaner).
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:16 AM   #14
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other than flat spots on your tires, you'll be fine. Just top off with fresh fuel and get an oil change. don't drive it hard till the old fuel is used up.
This. No need to drain the gas that's in the tank. You can smell bad gas in the exhaust. It doesn't stink really, but it has a sharp smell that is definitely different than what's normal.

I've resurrected several cars that sat for *YEARS*. One, my GF's current daily driver, sat in a field for 3 years and was basically a zoo inside. I generally just put in a new battery and fire it up. It should be safe to idle and limp around like that, just do an oil change ASAP and fill the tank with fresh fuel when you can.

Also not all tires will flat spot from sitting. You'll know soon enough if yours have.
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:47 PM   #15
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Maybe use some octane boost? Can anyone support that, would it work?
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:19 PM   #16
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I left my car sitting outside for 8 months...just changed the oil and topped off the gas tank. I would also check for small woodland creatures that might have decided to climb their way into your car, found two mouse nests (that reads funny) and a whole pile of mouse crap in the back of my car...thing still smells like piss.
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:31 PM   #17
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Seafoam - That **** works wonders on gas. Works better when you add it before you leave, but it will make your gas a little better than whats in it currently.
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Old 11-19-2008, 01:56 PM   #18
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other than flat spots on your tires, you'll be fine. Just top off with fresh fuel and get an oil change. don't drive it hard till the old fuel is used up.
bad idea....all the water in the tank should be drained out

fuel injectors dont like water


this is REAL easy.....there are 2 nice drain plugs on the bottom of the tank....EASY to drain fuel
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