Car in our garage at home


#1

My mother has a 1995 Oldsmobile with all the bells and whistles. Bad thing is that it has not been driven or started in the last 4-years.

“HELP” If i drain the gas tank (it has "gasoline stabilizer in it, do you think that the transmission and engine are OK? Or have we screwed it up for good? Thanks Randy


#2

Change the oil, put fresh gas in, and you’ll probably be fine. You also might need a new battery.


#3

I would suggest removing each spark plug and adding a teaspoon of oil en each. Then put the plugs back (not the wires yet) turn the engine over for just a second, then replace the wires.

If all goes well, it would be good to change the brake fluid and the coolant.  Drive it carefully for a couple of days and then have a trusted mechanic check it over for things like leaks.

It likely will be in good shape.

The above is in addition to the prior suggestion.


#4

While you’ve got the plugs out, give them a good look. They can tell you if there is rust in the engine, and they may need to be replaced anyway.