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Trip West to East after 20 months storage?

Hi guys,
I haven't posted in a while because I haven't had my car in a while.
I left my car in a heated storage in Victoria, BC back in August 2013. I have been in London, UK since. I am moving back to Canada, more specifically to Ottawa (Gatineau for those who know the area).
When I parked the car, it had fresh oil, fresh brake fluid, fairly new R888 tires and it sits with the weight partly on blocks. Everything was working great except it needed new seals on the diverter valve (clicking noise).
As I am moving back in December, I can have the car shipped from Victoria to Ottawa at that time or I was thinking of leaving the car in Victoria for a few more months and driving it across the US in March or April...
I fear a bit that after 20 months storage, a 3000 miles trip may not be the best idea.
Has anybody else stored a car that long? How was it when it came out?
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Yeh, I would want to drive it around a bit before even attempting that distance after a 20 month nap.
Things like "O"rings in the fuel system, corrosion on electrical contacts and down time gremlins, would make me very nervous without first driving it around for several hundred miles with LOTS of cold & hot starts in between.

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Considering the gas alone, I simply would find a reputable shipper, and it would come about even(including 3000 miles added to your car).

Save the hassle, and ship it(IMHO).

Good luck!
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You guys are probably right. I will be off work for about 4 months so that's why I was tempted to do that trip. It would have been great.
The problem I find with the reputable shippers is they are all in the US and the car is in Victoria, BC... an island. So quite a long way out of their normal way.
You guys have recommendations for a shipper?
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Bah. Where's the sense of adventure. There is nothing like a road trip in a 911 Turbo.

Sounds like you have the time - go up there - change the oil and put some fresh gas in the tank and drive around for a couple days. I bet the car is fine. If not, Plan B.

Enjoy the journey - the open road.

But that's just me.
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Could you not take the drive off the island to the shipper?

Also...be careful how others 'guide' you in ways you should spend your time and money(and that also includes me!).
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Well now...in your first post you said nothing about having 4 months of free time!

Hell that changes everything! I'd go out there change to oil, fresh'n up the gas, blast around for awhile, then hit the open road. Bring a girl and make a vacation out of it!

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Make a "memory" -- and, take someone along [or, pick them up 1/2 way]...
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Drive it a little and if it runs good drive the trip.
And there's no reason to change the oil first if you changed it right before storage.
Clean oil doesn't go bad or absorb moisture sitting in the motor and oil tank.
If anything change the brake fluid in the reservoir and bleed the calipers first.
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I'd blast it around for awhile and make the drive. Nothing like a road trip in a 930.
Not sure what kind of oil you use (synthetic or dino) but I remember reading about oil breaking down in over time once it's introduced into the engine. Something to do with the reaction between the chemicals in the oil and the metals in the motor.
I think the article was written before synthetic oil was popular.
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Hi guys, I knew I would find people to encourage me to drive on here...
I changed the oil just before putting the car away. I use Liqui Moly (or Lubro Moly) full synthetic.
4 months of free time is great... I have to convince my wife to let me do the trip with one of the kids while she stays home with the 3 other ones... She is used to crazy ideas so I should manage...
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No you're starting to make 930-cents. Enjoy the trip and take pictures!! Let your kid drive too [even if only steering] that's what I do with the 3, 5 and 7-yr. olds...
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It depends on your personal sense of adventure/risk? Are you a small business owner?

I would probably ship her and have her tidied up upon arrival.
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Yeah, I know there's some risk involved... Not a business owner, I will be on parental leave for a while. The adventure would be great! I have done the trip East to West in a Jeep before through Canada but never through the US, many great places to see! I know shipping is piece of mind but at the same time, much more boring...

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