Restart engine

Tiny
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What needs to be done to restart a 94 Lincoln Town Car that has been sitting idle for 1 year? It has a v-8 engine with 105000 miles. Thanks.
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Friday, October 26th, 2007 AT 8:05 PM

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Tiny
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First I would pre-oil or reprime. The cylinders wiht oil before attempting to start. Also I would drain out the old gas if it was stored wiht it in it and put new gas.

With all that done the next thing you can do is try to start it and go from there. If you notice any problems post them.
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Saturday, October 27th, 2007 AT 9:01 AM
Tiny
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If only sitting a year. It will start right up with a fresh battery or a good charged one.
You SHOULD first check to make sure the oil level is to full mark on dipstick.
Check that coolant container has coolant in it.
It would be wise to disable ignition or fuel and crank for about 15 seconds before letting it start up. To build up oil pressure.
You can do this by pulling the fuel pump fuse (owner's manual will show location in the under drivers dash fuse block) OR you can pull the connectors off of the coil packs. One is in front of each valve cover. 4 plug wires come off of each one.

If the fuel level is low. You should add at least 5 gallons of fresh gas to tank. Year old gas is considered old and stale. But it will run a car
surprisingly well.

Give it a 10-15 second crank to build up oil pressure then re-hook whatever you unhooked and I bet it will fire right up.

More importantly than running. Is stopping after sitting for a year.
CHECK the BRAKE FLUID and make sure brake pedal feels normal before moving vehicle.
When driving. Take it slow and easy. Listen for unusual sounds and smells. Watch the temp gauge and keep and eye for any warning lights like oil pressure.
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Friday, November 16th, 2007 AT 12:54 AM
Tiny
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Personally I wouldnt suggest pulling off the connectors, chance you may wreck the coils.
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Friday, November 16th, 2007 AT 7:53 AM

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