98 Tacoma Sitting For 2 Years

Tiny
PLUMPY72
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I have a 98 Toyota Tacoma with a 2.7 Liter Engine SFI with an automatic 4 speed transmission, 89,000 miles on it. Its been sitting for 2 years. What should I do to prepare it for the road? I know a tune-up and oil change is one of the first things. But any other info would be a great help.
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Tuesday, August 15th, 2006 AT 5:59 PM

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Tiny
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You might want to drain and refill the gas. Atleast add some water disbusing chemicals to try and get the old fuel to burn.
Might not be a bad idea to drain the radiator and put a new thermostat in. I imagine the one in there has a 50/50 chance of being rusted shut.
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Tuesday, August 15th, 2006 AT 8:32 PM
Tiny
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What about the seals? Do they get dry rotted from sitting that long? Would I have to replace them?
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Thursday, August 17th, 2006 AT 5:12 PM
Tiny
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Its not good for them, but I would just wait and see if any start leaking.
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Thursday, August 17th, 2006 AT 8:21 PM

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