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Posted: 11/19/2012 5:28:30 AM EST
So i have a weekend car that i haven't touched in 9 months. Literally it has sat in my garage not even letting the engine start or run.

I put fuel stabilizer in the fuel tank so that...my question is that i wanted to change the oil and get drive it again. Will i have trouble draining the oil? Should i jump it and let it run for a few minutes to drain the oil?

The oil currently in the engine is Pennzoil Ultra Syntheic 5w-30...car has been garaged in nice toasty socal weather.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:31:13 AM EST

Just change it and continue on in life...no biggie
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:35:42 AM EST
Start it, get it warm, and then change the oil. There is a slight chance if you do it cold that your oil pump will lose its prime.

9 months is fine. Oil should still be clean if it was when you stored it.

If you used Stabil, you may need to get some Pri-G to get it running, or trash the gas.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:50:19 AM EST
Is it time to change the oil, or are you changing it because it's only 9 months old?
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:54:12 AM EST
How much are you going to drive it now and how many miles/time on the oil in it.


Just to the store, I wouldn't change it.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:54:54 AM EST
I wanted to change the oil regardless cuz of the age of the oil.

The car has a turbo and i know that turbos are pretty hard on oils as well.

Originally Posted By DDiggler:
Is it time to change the oil, or are you changing it because it's only 9 months old?


Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:57:27 AM EST
I work on people, not cars. I have nothing of value to add...

I would like to know what kind-o-car it is though.
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 5:58:11 AM EST
Yeah, um 3 months or 3,000 miles.

Read the label of that ultra synth. Might be a 1yr oil or something different. The additives in the oil have shelf life's as well.

Link Posted: 11/19/2012 6:13:06 AM EST
Originally Posted By ecgRN:
I work on people, not cars. I have nothing of value to add...

I would like to know what kind-o-car it is though.


It's a 2005 Honda S2000 dynoed at 416 whp at 22PSI.

The engine has been blueprinted and rebuilt/lower compression for a turbo application with the mods below.
Turbo Ported head
Super-tech big valves
Cosworth 90mm headgasket
Golden Eagle sleeves
CP pistons to 2.2liters instead of 2.0
Pauter Rods
ACL race bearing
ACT clutch
Garrett T3/T4 50trim turbo
Rev hard ext manifold
Tial wastegate 38mm
Downpipe
Fount mount intercooler
Greddy blow off valve
Exhaust
Oil cooler and greddy oil relocater
TF oil catch can
AEM EMS ECU
blitz boost controller
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 7:51:00 AM EST
I would think you would Warm it up...drain it and replace it...cheap insurance for a car with that much work done to it
Link Posted: 11/19/2012 7:53:03 AM EST
From what I have always been told regarding motorcycles, it is best to store them with clean oil. If you don't, the oil should be changed right after storage..

It probably won't hurt anything if you don't, but that probably takes what...4 qts? might as well spend the ~35 bucks and change it, especially if it has quite a few miles on it anyways lol
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 12:19:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By Hawcer:

Just change it and continue on in life...no biggie


Link Posted: 11/20/2012 3:26:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 3:35:27 PM EST by Harvey041]
Originally Posted By mrcuervo:
Originally Posted By ecgRN:
I work on people, not cars. I have nothing of value to add...

I would like to know what kind-o-car it is though.


It's a 2005 Honda S2000 dynoed at 416 whp at 22PSI.

The engine has been blueprinted and rebuilt/lower compression for a turbo application with the mods below.
Turbo Ported head
Super-tech big valves
Cosworth 90mm headgasket
Golden Eagle sleeves
CP pistons to 2.2liters instead of 2.0
Pauter Rods
ACL race bearing
ACT clutch
Garrett T3/T4 50trim turbo
Rev hard ext manifold
Tial wastegate 38mm
Downpipe
Fount mount intercooler
Greddy blow off valve
Exhaust
Oil cooler and greddy oil relocater
TF oil catch can
AEM EMS ECU
blitz boost controller


Where are the pics? I appreciate tastefully done imports (no ricer crap). The gas is probably bad, even with Stabil 9 months is a long time for modern gas just to sit around. I wouldn't risk running a car boosted @ 22psi with 9 month old gas. I would add 5 gallons of fresh gas before start up. Would also change the oil just to be on the safe side.

Link Posted: 11/21/2012 5:11:13 PM EST
Originally Posted By mrcuervo:

It's a 2005 Honda S2000 dynoed at 416 whp at 22PSI.

The engine has been blueprinted and rebuilt/lower compression for a turbo application with the mods below.
Turbo Ported head
Super-tech big valves
Cosworth 90mm headgasket
Golden Eagle sleeves
CP pistons to 2.2liters instead of 2.0
Pauter Rods
ACL race bearing
ACT clutch
Garrett T3/T4 50trim turbo
Rev hard ext manifold
Tial wastegate 38mm
Downpipe
Fount mount intercooler
Greddy blow off valve
Exhaust
Oil cooler and greddy oil relocater
TF oil catch can
AEM EMS ECU
blitz boost controller


Very nice!

I often miss the S2000 the wife sold so she could purchase her super charged Mustang.



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