Eddie Buckley Posted April 17, 2020 Share Posted April 17, 2020 Anybody out there got some well founded tips for looking after your engine during an enforced lay-off. I'm always a bit concerned about the effects of lack of use have on my engine. When I bought my 944 turbo it had been laid up for 6 months due to the ill health of the owner. It needed belts which I got done immediately. After a month i'm heading away from a PCGB Sunday meeting in a 30 limit when all of a sudden plumes of blue smoke in the mirror. New turbo required and careful examination to see what other damage to the internals has resulted. The car had 80K miles on it and no signs of smoke previously. I often wondered if the lay-off had contributed as that wasn't a common problem for that mileage. I start the Cayman about once a fortnight and run it up to temp. At present I take it a couple of miles to do a bit of shopping.. What else to do? At least it doesn't have a Turbo! EIB CAY Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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