not driven for two years - What to do before attempting to drive?

deano99deano99 Member Posts: 1
edited June 2018 in Chevrolet
My 2001 Chevy Silverado has been parked and not started for 2-years. What should I do before I attempt to drive it?


  • rickdonrickdon Member Posts: 123
    Darin and replace all the fluids including the oil and fuel. Change the filters. Check the battery.
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Member Posts: 27,103
    More to think about:
    If you've got the ability and the time, I'd take out the spark plugs, and turn the engine over with a long breaker bar and socket on the crankshaft nut. When you take out the spark plugs, put some oil in each cylinder using a pump can to squirt some in.

    Then use a fresh battery and starter to spin engine at higher speed to prime the oil pressure through all the lines with the new oil. Put the plugs back in, and go for it.

    Alternative would be to disable the ignition by removing a fuse for injectors or spark. Spin engine with starter to prime oil. Then go for full start.

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

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