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Old 02-25-2009, 10:37 AM   #1
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I have had my 93 DB1 sitting since August of last yr in our parking lot without it being turned on or used. I had my license suspended. I stopped turning it on regularly in around November of last yr because the battery died, it wouldn't hold a charge. I finally got the money to get a new battery, and turned the car on. It turned on fine. It does shake when idle though. Should I get a compression check? Check for vacuum leaks? Is it just cuz its a old car? lol. Anyway I haven't driven it out on the road yet. I know I have to flush the liquids and all that.

Should I be expecting any other major problems?
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There really should'nt be that much wrong in that time frame in moderate climate... I am sure it's just blowing out the cob webs and working through the bad gas
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Change out the oil & filter and put some fresh gas in it, maybe a cleaner additive.

I would say even pour in a half can of seafoam into the engine, run the car for 5-10 mins till it warms up then do an oil change.
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The battery made the ecu reset.
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meh, just take it down the road and toss some fresh premium fuel in there to help with the octane rating of your more than likely half dead gas then drive it around a little.

should be just fine.
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Thanks guys
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How about brake fluid? I haven't driven my car for about a year.
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