I have a 2.0 8v Cav which has been dormant for over a year. The engine hasn't even turned in that time. (No I haven't been banned )
I removed the plugs (and FPR) and squirted some upper cylinder lubricant in the bores and spun the engine over on the starter before refitting the plugs and FPR
OK, considering the engine hasn't turned at all in 12 months it sounds a bit rattly and I'm wondering if the cam followers are complaining. The oil pressure light went out promptly and i had changed the oil (OEM filter and 10w40 magnatec) beforehand too.
It sounds like my mates C20XE calibra now