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How two start a mini cooper one after two years?

Hi there.
I have a mini one which and been standing outside for two years,what things do I need to do before trying to start it?
many thanks
Daz

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Change the oil and oil filter. Make sure you allow plenty of time for all of the old oil to drain.

Drain the gas tank, flush the fuel lines, or you could just add some Water Remover and Antifreeze to your fuel system to absorb any built up condensation and fill up with fresh gas.

Check Radiator fluid, if it's discolored drain and replace .

Make sure your tires have air to the appropriate pressure. Drive slowly for the first few miles until the tires heat up and any flat spots work out.

If you have taken your battery out prior to storage, reconnect the battery. If the battery was left in the car, and you have had it stored for more than a year, you will need to replace the battery.

Remove the spark plugs. If your car has been sitting in storage for over 3 months, with the spark plugs removed, add a little Marvel Mystery Oil to help lubricate the cylinders.

With the spark plugs still out, turn the engine over a few times to get the oil working through the car. Keep cranking the engine until the oil pressure reads normal and the oil pressure light has gone off.

Replace the spark plugs and their leads in the correct order.

Start the car and let it idle and warm up for a few minutes.

Take the car for a short 10 to 20 mile trip, note of any odd sounds. When the car is back in the garage, look for any leaks and check all fluid levels again.

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