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      07-12-2009, 08:56 AM   #1
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Should I tune her up before driving again?

As some of you may know I hit a deer at the end of April. Well, I haven't driven my car since (yes, I am in pain). Well, after almost 3 months my car is ALMOST done with the repairs.

My question is: After all the time the car spent sitting around and being barely driven ie moving it to get painted or another part put on should I tune it up? If the answer is yes then I plan to do:

Oil Change and Spark Plugs on it.. Opinions?
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Spark plugs? that's interesting... Hmm, how about JB3 PNP?
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I would drive it first then make the decision. Check the plugs and the oil should be fine as long as you have changed it soon before the wreck.
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drive it around, make the battery didn't die on ya...standard procedure w/ the tire pressure/battery....

Otherwise, I think you're fine. Several people on this board have put their cars in storage, you may want to ask them.
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I would drive it like you stole it....Burn off any sediment....3 months is not that long for a car to sit....
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oil change yes ...spark plugs probably not
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Oil change for piece of mind,plugs,definetly not.
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The last time that I saw the sparks were needing to be changed in another 4-5k miles on the maintenance screen. The oil had been changed at 30k miles.. the car is at 41k miles right now...
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The last time that I saw the sparks were needing to be changed in another 4-5k miles on the maintenance screen. The oil had been changed at 30k miles.. the car is at 41k miles right now...
If you are on the original plugs, def get them changed, your dealer should do it for you if you ask, since you are close to the scheduled time....
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