Things to do before restarting a car that has been sitting? on 1995 Subaru Impreza

I've had my car sitting in my drive way for a few years now. I'm considering buying a new battery and getting it up and running for quick errands (5-10 miles). Other than oil, oil filter, air filter change, and new gas... Is there anything else I should do before I attempt to crank the engine? Thanks for your help.

by in Concord, CA on April 03, 2012
2 answers
ANSWER by on April 03, 2012
You should change the oil and pull the fuse for the fuel pump and crank the engine for a minute to relubricate the cylinders and bearings. All fluids should be changed ASAP
ANSWER by on April 03, 2012
Spark plugs and put some fuel stabilizer like seafoam in the tank. Check brakes as rotors tend to rust and pit when sitting still a long time. Belts have a tendency to dry rot sitting long periods so put some belt conditioner on liberally.

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