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Old 05-09-2014, 02:10 PM   #1
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Car has been sitting for a year

I have a 2001 bmw 325ci, it sat for a year while I was deployed. Won't start, just gonna get a new battery. What do u guys suggest I do maintenance wise on the car before I try running it?

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Old 05-09-2014, 02:28 PM   #2
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Just get a battery and see if it will run and get new gas in it asap.
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Old 05-09-2014, 09:01 PM   #3
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Old 05-10-2014, 01:18 PM   #4
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Yeah I figured that part was obvious but should I do a whole flush. Brake lines, radiator, change the tranny fluid and such?

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Old 05-10-2014, 05:07 PM   #5
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Replace as many of the fluids as you can.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:02 PM   #6
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A year is not THAT long - battery, oil change, new gas should be fine. Then drive it gently for the first hour, make sure everything is working, brakes, etc.
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