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Old 06-11-2015, 07:29 AM   #11
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I use startron enzyme treatment in my boats. I would also top off with premium. If you have access to non ethanol fuel I would certainly fill up with that. Never had an issue running ethanol. My offshore rig might sit for 8 months or so. Get a descent cover that will fit snug and not rub in the wind. Disconnect the battery. For a year I personally wouldn't block the tires. Add a block of bar bait here and there.

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Old 06-11-2015, 08:00 AM   #12
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Year plus... tough call - Storage cost vs buy/sell....

I've left cars for a few years while overseas, This is what I do

1) Drain fuel as low as it will go. Squirt WD40 on fuel cap gasket and re-install.

2) Change oil and filter

3) Drain antifreeze. Squirt WD40 on radiator cap, re-install. (leave a couple gallons of 50/50 mix on the passenger seat floor so it will be ready when you re-activate)

4) Cover car and tires.

5) If possible, jack car to get tires off ground.

6) If you have access to the spark plus, remove them, squirt a few tablespoons of oil in each of the cylinders, re-install the plugs.

7) Steel wool in exhaust pipe, Heavy plastic bag over intake (use wire ties or electric tape to secure it)

8) Remove battery, (at least disconnect it)

10) spray WD 40 on all hinges locks, etc.
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:32 AM   #13
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I'm on the hook for storage costs no matter if I have something parked in it or not (it's my RV storage lot spot), so the only extra cost there is insurance and for that- I've dropped what I can and have increased my deductibles so lower the price.

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But- that's the second recommendation to block the air intake... what/where is that? (Understand that I know extremely little about cars!)
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:41 AM   #14
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But- that's the second recommendation to block the air intake... what/where is that? (Understand that I know extremely little about cars!)
Sorry there.. Behind the grill on the drivers side. If it's easier, you can just pop your air filter box lift the filter and steel wool the intake from the inside out. Not the intake above the filter... under the filter heading out toward the grill.
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:45 AM   #15
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You will need to disconnect the tube from the box that is directly in front of your battery. I pulled this picture off of Google images under Hyundai Elantra engine bay. hopefully it's right for you.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:38 AM   #16
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Thanks guys.
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:08 PM   #17
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I would find someone that would drive it every couple weeks, shoot let em keep it, less miles on their own car and they could alternate driving. If not you MUST put rodant repellant inside of it, I have not tried it but look up fresh cab, I would use it and use a lot. Full tank of fuel with additive pack to keep it as fresh as possible, plug exhaust, intake, tires off the ground air pressure should be set low-20 psi The fluids will be fine. Obviously I would change the oil when you get back but it will be fine on your initial start up.
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