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Am looking at a car to buy , that has been sitting for two years has no oil in g/box, is a jag v12 xjs auto 3 spd.How much oil do i need to put in? car is an 88

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Sitting for two years w/ no oil in the auto trans.!!! You know what is in there rust rust and more rust. The clutch packs have probably long since rusted into one big fused together block. I would stay as far away from that car as you can get. But if you insist on buying a 24yr old car that has been sitting dry for 2 years. Start w/ 3qt ATF and 1 small (24oz) bottle of Lucas trans. treatment and a whole lot of prayer.

Start the car, move the shift selector through each of it's positions and back to park. Then check the fluid level and top off as needed. Remember to make sure you are checking the level at the marks for COLD on the dip stick since sitting there idling will take over 20 min for the trans fluid to get up to temp. Good luck, your gonna need it ; )

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Sat dry for 2 years - Oil or Money??

Get your biggest barge pole and don't go near that car without it!

Unless you have the time, experience and money to expend to get it going again?

At that age the Jag's weren't built like they are now (metal alloys, etc..) I would suspect that if you tried to run it, you would need a new gearbox within 2000 miles.

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