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Old 06-11-2015, 12:38 PM   #21
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Find your air filter box pull the air filter . There will be a hole that connects to a tube that's the air in take steel whool there also.

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Old 06-11-2015, 12:47 PM   #22
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Do the Stabil, put it into the tank then fill it up and drive it to the lot.

Have the oil changed, I'd like to see you use a name brand synthetic such as Mobil 1.

Go to a parts store and get one of those big bags of desiccants to toss in the floor. That will absorb moisture and smells over time.

Either a small solar battery tender or remove the battery and store it, or even carry it with you as an extra battery. Just don't let it sit in the car exposed to the weather.

When you get back start it and let it run a few minutes to let the oil flow, and expect it to run funny as all the computer systems come back into sync.

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Old 06-11-2015, 12:51 PM   #23
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X2 for getting jacks on the ground instead of tires.

Also X2 for fill with non ethanol and take it for a run to clear the lines. Here's a link to non ethanol gas locations in all the states.
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Old 06-11-2015, 01:03 PM   #24
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Important! Get the weight off the tires. I leave mine in Fla. four months. Had to buy tires the first year. It had flat spots that would not work out. Finally I bought some storage ramps that have a curved surface that the tires sit in and it took care of the problem after I had bought two sets of tires trying other ideas. Jacking off the ground will secure the car , but might make it easy to lose a set of tires and wheels.
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:04 PM   #25
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I am a believer in filling the gas tank before storage to prevent condensation thus water from building up in the tank. Granted I only leave my car in storage 4 1/2 months each year but it is in a humid part of the country. I use a battery tender, Stabil and a full gas tank. While I have had a critter get into a car through the air intake once, I never tried the steel wool trick.

When I return, the car has always been ready to go. The battery tender is a nice touch because it keeps the computer alive and the battery charged but, I know you can't always do that in an outside storage lot.


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Old 06-11-2015, 04:41 PM   #26
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I would extract all air and use nitrogen in the tires. This will be a good improvement and the tires will not leak at all.
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:07 PM   #27
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do not set the emergency brake, it will seize.
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Old 06-14-2015, 01:07 PM   #28
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Don't cover it with a waterproof tarp.
I made that mistake once, and it ruined the paintjob.

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