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Old 10-26-2006, 05:55 PM
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How long can a t2 sit around before you have to worry about anything going bad
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years....
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Old 10-27-2006, 11:02 AM
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My T2 is probably lucky if it gets driven 2 or 3 times a month. I know that in the winter, it hasn't been driven for months at a time. It never seems to mind.



Of course, gas goes bad, and seals and stuff dry out, and batteries surely go dead after sitting several months. Wasn't it Newton's law of inertia? An object at rest tends to stay at rest. Unless I was putting the car away in long-term storage, I'd be sure to start it up and give it a drive about every other week.



If you do intend to put it away for long-term storage, I'd think you'd want to drain the fuel system first. And to keep it out of the weather in a nice cozy garage.
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our weather is really mild, but i parked one of my gsl-se's in a field for 2 years, threw a battery in it, and took it to the race track, and it was fine.
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Originally Posted by j9fd3s' post='842745' date='Oct 27 2006, 12:42 PM

our weather is really mild, but i parked one of my gsl-se's in a field for 2 years, threw a battery in it, and took it to the race track, and it was fine.


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Old 10-31-2006, 04:31 PM
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i found a usdm t2 rx i am getting for $1400. The motor had 15k miles on it when he totaled the car. it has been sitting for 5 years. So is all the seals going to need to be replaced or am i going to have to do a complete rebuild and do i have to do anything speacial when i get everyhing in my car before i crank it for the first time
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Originally Posted by In2tuners' post='843379' date='Oct 31 2006, 02:31 PM

i found a usdm t2 rx i am getting for $1400. The motor had 15k miles on it when he totaled the car. it has been sitting for 5 years. So is all the seals going to need to be replaced or am i going to have to do a complete rebuild and do i have to do anything speacial when i get everyhing in my car before i crank it for the first time


id put a little atf/oil into the spark plug holes, turn the engine around by hand a couple of times, and then try to start it.



it might be ok, might not, cant tell until it runs....
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