It has been around 16 months since I have done any work on the Vectra, mainly because it is low priority on my to-do list. Apart from popping over to the garage every so often checking up on it, no work has been carried out other than removing the headlights allowing me to start inspecting for any potential damage below the surface.
I needed to store the Vectra off the road as the tax and MOT was due to expire. Without either of those it can not be parked on a public highway so it ended up being stored near our caravan, outside in all the elements.
Unfortunately, the saying “out of sight, out of mind” took its toll and it was nearly a year before I arranged to get covered storage. Although I checked on it from time to time, I never unlocked it, let alone started the engine.