| Originally posted by Stoph@May 11 2005, 06:14 PM |
Hey everyone! I'm new. I just got my grandfather's BMW, which hasn't been driven or even started in over a year. This is more of a general car question, I think.
I am wondering what I should do once I get it started. Will there be a problem with the car because it hasn't been driven in so long? Should I take it into a mechanic shop?
Thanks for your help, I hope my question isn't too stupid.
Edit: the car was in good condition before it stopped being used
First of all congratulations on the new car, you're gonna have fun.
Concerning the start:
1: check all the fluid levels, i mean everything
would not be a bad idea to actually change the oil very very soon. It degrades with time as well as use
2: do not move immedialy, let it warm up.
3: after it is warm, i mean the temp indicator is in the middle, pop the hood and see if anything is leekign.
However, this last one is just me being paranoyed. Have fun and go easy on the revs and the acceleration for the firs 100 miles or so