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Post by Infamous on Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:45 pm

any tips for storing a car for the winter?

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Re: when storing a car

Post by BrianV on Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:27 pm

I've always done, 1/2 tank gas or lower + fuel stabilizer. Pull battery out and have it on a trickle, or at the very least disconnect it. Heard both way for the tires / suspension, leave it down or jack it up not sure whats best. I leave mine on the ground.
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Post by Nightwingii on Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:05 am

D/C batt and connect every month start till warmed up works for both cars. They been great afterwards every year.

There are storing blocks that are curved for tires. Been thinking of getting them next year to ensure the tires don't flat out.

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Post by B00std4G63 on Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:08 am

make sure the place is heated. humidity will rust ur car.
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Post by s_moneh on Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:39 am

1/2 tank of gas will also rust the inside of your gas tank. you really do have to put in a full tank w/ stabilizer. you will have rust above the gas where the gas is not sitting.

plug your exhaust from rodents entering the rear

trickle charging like every1 said so far

if car will sit on the ground find a shitty set that of tires u dont mind get flat out and just let it sit there

ttheres tons more u can do but most is really not needed

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Re: when storing a car

Post by phuknrht on Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:09 am

B00std4G63 wrote:make sure the place is heated. humidity will rust ur car.

Makes no sense, heated keeps moisture in air and keeps it wet, cold air is often dryer (hence lip chap in the winter often)


Back on topic though, here's my input, copied it from a post from last winter Laughing



Re: Winter Storage
by phuknrht on Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:48 am


1) Having it on jack stands where theres moisture in the area could promote some rust (over time, not just a winter) as the water/moisture just sits between them, but not a huge concern, i just throw a diff set of rims & tires on mine and over inflate them, never lose much pressure anyways over a winter
2. Steel wool in youre exhaust tip, keep rodent form climbing in and making a nest, sounds stupid but youre should see what a compressed mouse looks like in an engine Laughing
3. throw a box of moth balls under the car, just on the ground, helps more with keeping rodents away
4. FUEL STABALIZER!!! (Full Tank, half tank doesnt matter, cause gas is now 10% Ethanol, which has water in it so it isnt going to matter, just need correct amount of fuel sablizer for amount of gas in tank to keep it from spoiling, and follow directions (car needs to run for 5minutes to get it through fuel system)
5. do NOT apply parking break, can seize to the rotor, chalk your wheels if on the tires, obviously not going to roll away on jack stands
6. good idea to keep your battery on a charger (hundreds available at Canadian Tire, C-Tek (best ones), Battery Tender, Eliminator), whether you leave it in the car or bring the battery inside for the winter is up to you
7. Wash and wax before covering is kind of a no brainer

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8. Used to get a couple of those arm & hammer baking soda boxes for your fridge and put them in, not gonna have any odours caused but its a good way to remove them while the car is just sittin there


feel like im forgetting something, but thats all just off the top of my head, if i think of anything else thats important ill post it
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Re: when storing a car

Post by 10seckid on Sun Dec 25, 2011 11:35 pm

Good posts....does anyone know somewhere reasonable to store a vsf around the Richmond hill area?

2 cents to add is if the car is outside then don't throw a cover on cause you then get moisture build up in between the cover and the body!

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Re: when storing a car

Post by Infamous on Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:31 am

car is in my garage

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Re: when storing a car

Post by 10seckid on Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:34 pm

Got some spare room in your garage?
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Re: when storing a car

Post by EJ1_B16a2 on Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:43 pm

everyting they said Laughing. i just throw on shitty tires, instead of jacking it up. throw on a car cover etc.
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