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Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Winlaw, BC, Canada
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Winter Storage in unheated garage

Here is what I do:
Fill tank (Add Stabil)
Change oil
Wash car top and bottom (Including the wheel wells)
Dry car thoroughly, drive a few miles to dry out brakes and bottom
Spread poly sheet on bare concrete, park on poly
Trickle charger on the battery, or remove battery
Extra pressure in tires, roll the car a little every week to avoid flat spots and prevent the brake pads to make a rust spot on the rotors
Put a little Vaseline on the Fuchs wheels
Polish chrome on sunroof assembly
Treat the leather seats
Close heater valves (Rodents!)
Do not use a tarp or poly over the car, it traps moisture!
Put 3-4 old comforters over the car with a 150W light bulb inside secure on a little stand and a 60W light bulb resting in a metal hub cap inside the trunk close to the fuse panel (Fuse box lid removed)
The two bulbs keep things dry at about 50 deg Fahrenheit (10 deg Celsius)
I do not start the engine during winter but crank it every 2-3 weeks with the Bosch CDI module, and fuel pump relay, disconnected to circulate the oil
An old radio plays 911 music for comfort while the snow flies
1980 Carrerarized SC with SS 3.2, LSD & Extras. SOLD!
1995 seafoam-green 993 C2, LSD, Sport seats.
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Last edited by Gunter; 12-01-2007 at 12:14 PM..
Old 09-18-2004, 09:53 AM
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