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Old 02-23-2012, 03:51 PM   #1
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hey guys. long story short, my dad got hurt on the job and has been on sick leave since feb of 09. since then, apart from the occasional under 3 mile drive in town it has sat. doctor has cleared him to work, but the job wont let him take certain pills he needs to wean off of before they let him come back because he is usually on call about 5 nights a week.


my question to you guys is, apart from the obvious (tires gas oil etc) what else should i look for to replace this weekend? in wanted to recomission it for him as a going back to work present while im up there. on the list so far are tires, battery oil and to drain the tank because when i was up there in november it smelled absolutely rancid. (although i did jump it off to take it to the emissions site and it ran, albeit kinda rough)

just looking for tips, maybe some common things that like to dryrot and all. car has less than 75k on it, 99 park ave.

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All hoses.Fluid hoses vac hoses.Wires where mice may have gotten to..I know its been on short runs but a precheck for everything is always worth it
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i doubt theres anything living in it at the moment considering they said its parked facing nw with that big *** grille and thats where the wind and storms come from. but i will be sure to look for chewed wires and any nests. thanks for the tips
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Well hey ya never know.Check the air filter to.lol
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good point. i found an old mouse nest in my airbox when i gutted it lol
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i found a nice size nest and collection of ''food'' and such in a customers DD once.Ive found alot of stuff that i didnt think i would so at this point not much surprises me lol
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ive always had trouble with the lines.. brake and fuel rotting faster than normal on cars that sit if not inside.
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