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My trucks sits in my garage for 60-70 days without being started. What precautions should I take before starting it again? Is there a way to prelube the engine before starting the engine?

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is there anyway you can have someone else start for you every now and then? i thought it wasn't the best on them to leave them sit like that

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letting it sit like that wreaks havoc on it..need to have someone driving it once a week at least.

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imo i dont think it really matters...my truck sits for weeks and weeks..over the summer i drove it 3 times and it was apart for almost 3 months. fired right up.

Although adam has a point, you should keep everything moving and at least open it up every now and again

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Thanks for the replies. I know it is not good to let one just sit for a long time without being started because all of the oil has time to drain out of the engine to the oilpan. I wish I had someone who could start it up for me once a week.
I have a classic bronco that sits in the garage even longer sometimes, but I fill the engine up with oil and then drain it back out and put the right amount in before I start it. I will probably do the same before I start my F250. I just didn't want to buy that much oil.
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i think the injectors sitting will be your biggest problem

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turbo veins are the biggest problems..they will rust and they will stick..

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turbo veins are the biggest problems..they will rust and they will stick..
I agree, I hava buddy who had an 05 and he let it sit for a little over a month. The veins rusted and he had a lot of boost/turbo problems. I drive mine everyday!

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i would not sweat it at all, there is oil in the injectors and rails, and pump and reservoir , just dont hammer it till it runs a few , my only concern would be the turbo sticking from sitting to much

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Thanks for the feedback. So if in my situation would ya'll just start it and let it run at idle for a good while or take some other precautions before starting it up. I know the main thing I will do in the future is to get my wife to start it and let it run at least once a week while I'm away.
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