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Starting up

July 3, 2008

I have a guy coming to look at my VW tomorrow, and it hasn’t run since last October.  The concern is, no oil on moving parts.  Here’s the procedure:

  1. Spark plugs out

  2. Squirt oil into cylinders, plugs back in, wires hooked up
  3. Disconnect coil wire, crank engine until oil pressure light goes out
  4. Reconnect coil wire, start engine.  Choke on blue smoke.  But love sound of boxer engine.

Damned impressive the 8-year-old battery held its charge since last October.  But I don’t think the engine likes 9-month-old gas.

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  1. EdK
    July 5, 2008 at 11:55 | #1

    So what was the verdict on your bug?

  2. July 5, 2008 at 12:16 | #2

    He liked it; it’s for his wife.  He’s an airhead from way back so it’s going to a good home.  Of course, he hasn’t come back with a tow bar yet.

  3. EdK
    July 5, 2008 at 15:40 | #3

    OK, I thought you had brought in some heavy artillery to try to FIX it.  I should know by now you wouldn’t give up on a mechanical repair task.  :)

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