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    Talking Mothball my motor...

    Due to me having an accident a couple of weeks ago rendering me unable to drive(cut two tendons in hand) i hav'nt drove since, and i am unlikely to till mid sept at the very least...i am slightly worried that by this time everything will be dead ,if you know what i mean...?is there anything i should be doing to the car to offset any problems later on.

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    Not for only 2 months, I wouldn't have thought much needs doing.

    Except keeping the battery charged periodically.

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    get someone to drive it up & down the street/drive once a week just for a few mins..nothing worse than a car stood still, brakes will stick etc

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    Leave it in gear, hand brake off otherwise the pads will sieze against the disks/drums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andythilo View Post
    Leave it in gear, hand brake off otherwise the pads will sieze against the disks/drums.
    Its a Vectra mate, the handbrake will come itself,

    Seriously, just turn it over every couple of days and keep all the bits moving, perhaps just reverse it and back again, perhaps keep it running and turn the wheels from side to side? Just general movements!

    Hope you injury heals soon mate!


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    Or if you/some one else are not able to run it every few days I would depress the clutch by using a stick against the steering or under dash. This also stops the clutch friction plates from sticking together. Another thing is for a couple of months I would slightly raise the car to take the weight of the tyres and springs. Stops getting the tyres a flat spot.

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