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Originally posted by Randy Webb
You are better off with no starts than with a series of cold starts that don't warm up the engine.

I would only store the car if in an area where salt was used on the roads -- otherwise it will be happier if it gets exercise.
I agree that cold starts that don't warm up the engine are bad. The same is true of short runs with any car in warm weather. You have to get it warm enough to burn off any condensation in the mufflers, and heat up the engine to temperature. But, you don't necessarily need to take it on the road and exercise it up to 7K to get the engine warm.

Also, Oh Yes, they use salt in Chicago. Lots and lots of it. So Kermit stays in hibernation till the first good rain of the spring.

:edit: Maybe I will give the Volo Car Museum a call next week, and see what they say.

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