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Old 11th May 2015, 17:41
8 Valve Ed 8 Valve Ed is offline
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I would definitely spin it over to check compressions, oil pressure and circulation but maybe not fire it up...

If it's going to stand for a while again I would put some oil down the bores because it's almost impossible to prevent condensation on the bores, unless of course you take it indoors and keep it warm...

As for starting, then standing causing excessive oil consumption, that's a new one on me. I have had engines large and small stand and it's never happened in my experience, unless of course they have been thrashed from day one...

One of the best ways of ensuring low oil consumption is honing the bores properly, with 45 cross hatching, if that isn't done well then you may get excessive oil consumption. It's a slow painstaking task but worthwhile.

My two pence worth!

Last edited by 8 Valve Ed; 11th May 2015 at 17:43.. Reason: Adding detail
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