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Six years in storage - got a question

I just bought a 1989 944 that has been stored for 6 years. It's only got 37k on it and is in pretty good condition.

It's going into the shop next Thursday to get a new timing belt & balance shaft belt and waterpump - I'm not going to turn the engine until after that is done.

I'm going to take care of some things this weekend - change all belts, hoses, & fluids.

My question: I talked with the shop that's going to do the timing belt and let them know what I'm doing in advance and the shop guy told me to squirt some Dextron ATF in the spark plug holes. He said it's better than oil for loosening up any stuck rings.

So, I was wondering - about how much oil would I squirt into each cylinder? I was thinking about a tablespoon for each cyl but since I've never done this before, I thought I might get some tips from the guys who know.

Any advice would be great.....................Vern
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A tablespoon is good, I usually use 1/4 of an oz and squirt it in through a flexable tube. With the tube, you can "aim" the oil at the top of the cyl. so the oil runs down the sides of the cyl wall along the rings.

The main thing to remember is to not put ALOT in each cyl!! I have seen an engine "bind-up" because too much oil was put in. An air-fuel mixture is compressable, oil is not!

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Thanks Nick - good advice
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Was the gas tank drained before the car was stored? I bought an 83 944 that sat for 9-yrs and the gas in the tank had turned to shellac. If there is gas, I would drain the tank and put in fresh. I actually had to remove my tank and have it cleaned.
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I would not do the hoses, etc, until after the belts are done. You need to run the car to properly bleed the cooling system.
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