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Old 01-06-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
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Talking storing my car. wut to do

well i will be storing my car for about 4 months while i go to orlando. just wondering the things i should do to the car. its gunna be in a garage and my dad will be starting it every so often just to keep things moving.so wut r the important things i need to do. thanks


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Old 01-06-2009, 03:24 PM   #2
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what kind of temps will it be seeing?? u prolly just should top off ur fluids and do an oil change when you get back!!
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well, personally, i would change the oil, let it run through and circulate. Put the car up on blocks/jacks so you don't bubble the tires, and take out the battery so the terminals don't corrode and you shouldn't have to run the car. Put a cover over it too, so dust doesn't collect.
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i live in mass and the garage is not heated.
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my car is stored in the garage right now too in the bitter michigan cold. I did a oil change and took the battery out. I started it like a week ago or something like that and took it for a spin around the neighborhood to get everything moving and circulating.
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i don't know if i would change the oil beforehand cause ur gonna need to change it when you get back anyways. or darn close to it.
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why would you have to change it when its just sitting there
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I don't think you'll have to take the tires off..it's just going to sit for three months, it should be fine with the tires on, a cover over it, and fire it up every so often.
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If it were me, I'd leave it with little gas in it, put it on stands and put the battery on a charger or take it out. And have someone let it run for a few or atleast till it gets to opperating temps once a week or two.
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To be honest, I'd just put a full tank of gas in it and park it. Ask your dad to start it up, let the engine warm up, then take it for a quick spin every two or three weeks. You're not going to hurt your car letting it sit a couple weeks at a time.
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