just a hypothetical question.

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  1. Ace Convoy

    Ace Convoy Well-Known Member

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    Ahem....

    Lets say you had a little blue car that's been sitting in front of your house for I don't know 2-3 years.....Would the fuel still be able to start the vehicle safely.
     
  2. Vexza

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    No, it will explode.

    ...

    Seriously, I have no idea. I would think so. Just shake the gas tank a little.
     
  3. smokey420

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    Does anybody have any idea if the superion or bruticus are going to be released in target or anywhere else and when if they havent already
     
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    Its probaly a decepticon, I wouldnt take the risk.
     
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    To the OP maybe yes, maybe no. More likely to cause a problem would be a dead battery, or critters taking residence in the engine compartment.
     
  6. Vexza

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    Hm. Interesting first post... you're in the wrong place. -.-

    This.
     
  7. Ace Convoy

    Ace Convoy Well-Known Member

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    too bad for him cause I'm about to shame him with autobot stickers
     
  8. AnimatedFan

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    The gas shouldn't be a problem. However, you might want to make sure all the fluids are on full in the engine before starting it. Plus taking a can of gas and getting some fresh mixed in with the old might help a bit as well.

    It might hesitate at first, but after a few tries (without flooding it), it should start up. Once you get it going, leave it run idle for a bit before driving it anywhere. Let the engine get used to running a bit before putting any major stress on it.

    The sparkplug wires might be dry rotted so, don't be surprised if you see them spark, or the the engine won't kick over. Plus the plugs might need to either be cleaned or replaced (but if you go to the trouble of removing them, replacing them would be the best idea.)

    Good luck!
     
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    I'd wonder more about the battery and the oil sitting in the engine. Might not even start up if its been sitting that long.

    Edit: What AnimatedFan said. :D 

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    depending on how winters are where you live the gas could have water in due to condenstation so it will run rough, but it should start and as others have said you NEED to replace all the fluids inthe car , oil. tranny oil, brake fluid, anti freeze, as all of these can break down over time and if it has been sitting as long as you have said they are over due to be replaced, it would not even hurt to replace the windshield wiper fluid
     
  11. Ace Convoy

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    Oh it needs new brakes and a battery before it will go anywhere but will definately make sure All the fluids are at capacity.

    Although I did recently find out that the electrical systems are still operational by plugging the Battery up to a portable jump starter.
     
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    Then you're already way ahead of the game. That's good news. A lot of mechanical problems stem from the electrical system malfunctioning and that's how most of us get taken for a ride by the mechanics.
     
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    you made me freaking laugh dude :lol !
     
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    Forty-two.
     
  15. Gingerchris

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    A pal of mine left his car outside our warehouse for around six months and it started after a few attempts without doing or checking anything. The only thing that was out of the ordinary was it fired a ton of chunky crap out of the exhaust once it got going.
    His main problem was he'd let the tires down when he first left it there so no-one would try to steal the car, and it's not that easy to reinflate totally flat tires with a footpump. :p 
     
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    The gas is probably turpentine by now. It might still be ok, but if I were you I'd syphon out whatever's in the tank and replace it with new gas.
     
  17. Ace Convoy

    Ace Convoy Well-Known Member

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    I have another hypothetical question.



    whats the safest way to remove a wasp nest from a sideview mirror
     
  18. Malikon

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    Fire.

    Lots of Fire!
     
  19. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    High velocity impact.

    Are wing mirrors even big enough for a wasps nest to develop? :inquisiti 
     
  20. Ace Convoy

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    Unfortunately yes

    last summer a family of them moved in behind the right side mirror They moved out During The winter but I want to prevent another move in.
     

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