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Old 04-07-2008, 03:21 PM   #1
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Start Up After Long Winter

I put my Boxster away in the middle of October and it has been a long nasty winter here in Nova Scotia. It is stored in a heated facility but I do not have access to it therefore it has not been started and I would assume that the oil is sitting in the bottom of the engine and the top of the engine would be somewhat dry. If this is the case, will it hurt the engine to starting it up without lubrication in the top of the engine or is there anything I can do to get oil to the top of the engine before I start it up in a few weeks? Thanks in advance for your advice.

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Old 04-07-2008, 06:10 PM   #2
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Make sure the battery is fully charged.

Some people like to put the car in high gear and push it a foot or 2 to move the pistons just in case the rings have corroded to the bores. I never have since 1974 and I have never broken any rings.

Then just start it and let it idle for a few minutes before putting any load on it.

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