Any ideas on restarting a Vauxhall corsa c 1.3 SXI that has been sat for 3 years on drive way?

Asked by Jun 08, 2014 at 04:47 AM about the 2003 Vauxhall Corsa

Question type: Maintenance & repair

Its had no engine mods as yet.
The things I know need replacing is the oil, fuel, air filters, new oil and
coolent, battery and the breaks completly, any advice on how to go about
starting to prevent internal damage?

3 Answers

Sorry its a 1.2 SXI, sorry for the typo :)


Remove the plugs and put some lube/oil into the cylinders before firing the engine.

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I advise to do as Tom stated. This has always worked great for me. Rings tend to stick to cylinder walls. The lube will free them up without causing any damage. Also after removing the old fuel from tank undo fuel line at engine and cycle fuel pump till fresh gas comes out. Also remove all the belts off the pulleys. They tend to get stuck to the pulleys over time and will not allow the engine to turn over. Normally just removing them and wiping pulleys and belts down with a rag will clean them up enough so they won't stick.

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