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05-30-2013 03:03 PM
CriticalMass
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Originally Posted by mikebontoft View Post
Not a thing. lol. Had a car sit for well over 4 years and it cranked over after a new battery and a little tapping on the injectors. haha.
4 year old fuel that didn't separate and go bad without fuel stabilizer? I suppose anything is possible.
05-27-2013 02:32 PM
mikebontoft Not a thing. lol. Had a car sit for well over 4 years and it cranked over after a new battery and a little tapping on the injectors. haha.
05-27-2013 01:56 PM
jonnmandy
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Originally Posted by ViperThreat View Post
NOOOOOOOO!!!! Dont put avgas in it. Avgas is leaded, it will kill your catalytic.
I probably should have elaborated on that one. 100LL (Low Lead) it has a blue tint. However, you still don't want to put to much of it though.

good catch Viper Threat.
05-27-2013 01:05 PM
Gadabout Have a 12V Smart Battery Charger is a pretty good idea IMO. I know a lot of "car collectors" use them to keep their cars ready to go after sitting a while.
05-27-2013 09:03 AM
AllCarFan it really needs to be DRIVEN at least once a week. ....by that I mean, backed out of the driveway, turn around, and back up the driveway. That will keep you from getting flat spots on your tires.
05-27-2013 06:03 AM
jugglethese dont leave the e-break engaged
05-26-2013 10:57 PM
ViperThreat
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you can also put avgas in the tank about 2-3 gallons avgas doesn't go stale. Good luck
NOOOOOOOO!!!! Dont put avgas in it. Avgas is leaded, it will kill your catalytic.
05-26-2013 10:48 PM
jonnmandy I know you already left but for future deployments you can use this. What I did was washed my car changed the oil added fuel stabilizer and put it on jacks disconnected the battery and put a car cover on it Started right up when I got back from a 12 month tour. you can also put avgas in the tank about 2-3 gallons avgas doesn't go stale. Good luck
03-26-2013 04:33 PM
S0C0nFused will it be garaged?
03-24-2013 03:02 PM
felixthecat Add fresh fuel & fuel stabilizer, change the oil/filter. When they run it make sure they get it hot for 10-15 minutes at least. Give it to me to drive!!!!!!!!!!
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