Reply Sun 29 Mar, 2009 10:32 am
If a pickup truck has been sitting up for a year or more what care should be taken before attempting to startup?
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Reply Sun 29 Mar, 2009 10:48 am
drain the fuel and use fresh gas.

(new plugs if they are easy)

from there, be careful and see what happens.
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Reply Sun 29 Mar, 2009 11:29 am
Fuel draining is oftentimes real bitch I would simply:

- add a batch of fuel injector cleaner
- add a batch of water absorbing additives containing isomeric propyl and butyl alcohols
- fill the tank up fully with new fuel
- make sure the battery is in good condition and fully charged
- give the vehicle a good overall inspection in particular the engine bay for unwanted creatures and lose fittings etc
- check air filter
- check all fluid levels

Try and start it!
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