This man knows how to store a car. Great job.FastGlass said:here is my storage procedure for my cars:
1) Call insurance company and drop all coverage but fire & theft
2) Change Oil & Filter
3) Inflate tires to 40lbs.
4) Roll up all windows and place dessicant pack on floor
5) add Stabil fuel stabilizer to full tank of gas and let run 15 mins.
6) trickle charge battery once a month
7) look at car daily with tear in eye
8) pray for an early spring with a good strong rain to wash the road salt away
I do NOT start the car at all during its hibernation, my feeling is it will only produce condensation in the exhaust. In the spring I again drain the oil and replace the filter, and take it easy on the throttle until I refill the tank with fresh fuel. My garage is heated but I only keep it set at 40 degrees, just enough to keep it from freezing, and preventing the condensation that occurs when it becomes warm quickly after freezing temperatures. Seems to have worked well over the years for me for all my babies that sleep for 5 months on end each year.
I agree with that too. If your running the engine until the oil is above 200+ F then certainly there shouldn't be any condensation in the exhaust system or engine after running it that long. You should rev it up to about 2500 ~3000 RPMs and hold it there for 30 seconds or so every 5 miniutes to help heat everything up.Roger Ramjet said:I don't store mine either but I did have a couple thoughts when reading these posts.
Synthetic oil is known to have poorer corrosion protection capabilities than mineral oil. Fuel, even with stabilizer, does evaporate. Therefore, I think the start once a month and bring the oil up to running temp routine would be best.