car out of hibernation advice

jasons

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hi my w202 has been off the road since the beginning of October as I thought we were going to have a harsh winter with loads of snow/salt on the roads,anyway I want to put her back on the road to be honest I have missed driving her,the battery had been disconnected and has been on a battery conditioner all this time,is there anything I should do before reconnecting and starting her,should I turn the engine over by hand before cranking and should I do an oil change before starting.
 

E270 Owner

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Anything I get my hands on.
Just start it up and drive it gently after checking :
tyre pressures
oil level
coolant level
washer level
wiper blade condition.

Brakes will be rusty but clean off after a few applications so go easy first few miles.

Then off you go...................











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The _Don

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jasons said:
hi my w202 has been off the road since the beginning of October as I thought we were going to have a harsh winter with loads of snow/salt on the roads,anyway I want to put her back on the road to be honest I have missed driving her,the battery had been disconnected and has been on a battery conditioner all this time,is there anything I should do before reconnecting and starting her,should I turn the engine over by hand before cranking and should I do an oil change before starting.


No.
 

G.P

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If it were mine it crank it over until the oil light goes out..
 

sherco450

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l be dumping the oil. Consider the last time the car was running and evaluate from there.
 

renault12ts

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As said above...just start it and get on with your life.
 

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