Hey it is me again with a follow up question to my previous post about the VW Cabrio that was sitting for almost a year.
Remove the spark plugs. Get a socket on the center bolt on the crankshaft, and see if the engine turns over at all. It's possible the engine has seized. Don't force it, as you don't want to break that bolt.
If it has seized, I've been successful getting them unlocked by putting 1/2 cup of kerosene in each cylinder, letting it sit overnight, then bumping the starter a few times.
If you use this process, you're going to need to spin it over several times with no plugs to blow out the kerosene, and then also do an oil change. If it were me, I'd blow out as much of the kerosene as you can, put the plugs in it, and see if it will fire. Don't run it for more than a 10-30 seconds, as the oil will be very, very diluted...you only want to see if the fuel and spark are working...and do NOT race it. If it starts, you know it's good, so change the oil. Even if it doesn't start, you should be careful about getting any kerosene out.
Wow thanks again for the quick reply! I’ll let you know if it works!
Although it’s not the most likely explanation, it wouldn’t hurt to look under the engine to see if critters have eaten any of the wiring.
Be aware that, unless fuel stabilizer was used, your gas is probably of questionable quality at this point. It may or may not run well once you get it to start.
Thanks, that too could be a possibility!