Great machine the V12.
I would drain the tank and replace the fuel filter, drain engine oil and change filter, remove spark plugs and squirt a little oil in each cylinder, crank over untill oil pressure is up, you don't want to dry start this engine. Have a good look at the belts and hoses, don't be surprised to see a few oil & coolant leaks after you have run it a few times, After initial start up and run to temp, try and have the cooling system pressured tested. Repair any leaks, replace any faulty looking hoses, and change coolant. Flush out old brake fluid and bleed brakes. Check transmission oil & diff oil level. Start and run, let it warm up a bit before blipping throttle to check response, check things like power steering oil as well.
British cars are great fun to drive, but be prepared for a scary fuel bill around town, and the usual array of oil leaks that sometimes I feel are built in. Enjoy.
Friday, December 14th, 2007 AT 12:48 AM