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Old 10-17-2018, 10:54 AM
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Hi guys,

My S2000 has about 17,000 km on it.

Last October I put in in storage. I took all the recommended storage steps except for changing the oil. I had Amsoil in there from the beginning of that season (maybe 2000 km driven).

I haven’t touched the car since last October, it’s been under the car cover with the windows open a crack, battery disconnected, stabile added, handbrake disengaged, tires full pressure, etc.

I need to keep it this was until spring.

Should I interrupt the storage to give it a drive this month just to lube all the moving parts or would it be okay to leave it as is until next spring?

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Some reason to post this again? Didn't like the responses you got responses the first time?

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It wont know the difference, so just leave it as is.
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Some reason to post this again? Didn't like the responses you got responses the first time?

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No, I did not to tell you the truth. I solely got the manual recited to me last I checked that thread. Figured we'd know winters (storage) better here. Thanks for calling it out though
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It wont know the difference, so just leave it as is.
Thanks that relieves a little stress for me. I just don't have the time for that now. Can't wait until next season!
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Just leave it for now.

i would do the following before you drive it again next year:

Prime the oil.
pull the coil plug connectors off, pull the fuel injector connectors off and crank it for about 10secs to lube the car again before driving.

plug everything back and start the car for your drive
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^^ What he said
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I would avoid any unnecessary dry starts if possible. But since it is going on 2 years I would probably rotate the motor/crank by hand say 180 degrees just to get the springs compressed in a different spot and cam lobes touching different areas. Probably not a big deal but something I would consider for a 2 year storage time period.
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I would avoid any unnecessary dry starts if possible. But since it is going on 2 years I would probably rotate the motor/crank by hand say 180 degrees just to get the springs compressed in a different spot and cam lobes touching different areas. Probably not a big deal but something I would consider for a 2 year storage time period.
My unnecessary ass pulled the valve cover and pulled the plugs, dripped some oil in my cylinders, on my valve train and rotated it a couple times .
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^ Sounds good
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