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Geronimo 10-12-2018 06:12 PM

Winter storage?
 
Wondering what people do for winter storage? I have an attached garage, but not heated.

legion 10-12-2018 06:22 PM

Put sta-bil in the tank. Put it on a battery tender. Put the cover on.

Black968 10-12-2018 06:32 PM

A car I assume? Pump up the tires to around 40 - 45 psi. Put some plastic down on the concrete to keep dampness down. Cut 4 pieces of 1 Ft square plywood and drive up on them. Cloves, mothballs, and or bounce sheets to keep the critters away.

Pazuzu 10-12-2018 08:18 PM

Uh, drive it? Don't be that dude...there are plenty of winter weekends in Detroit when the roads are not iced over.

livi 10-12-2018 10:16 PM

Heated garage. Although I start wondering why I bother at all and not selling it. So far this year I have driven a total of 25 miles..

wdfifteen 10-13-2018 01:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Geronimo (Post 10214279)
Wondering what people do for winter storage? I have an attached garage, but not heated.

For the drivable cars I put about half a tank of non ethanal fuel in them, add Sta-Bil, and put a good battery tender on them and cover them. We usually have opportunities to drive them until the late December- early March period, so get them out for exercise as often as possible. For the non drivable cars I clean them up (see the Car Wash and Rodent Rodeo thread) put 40 psi of air in the tires, put a cover on them, and put them in a car bag. Throw a bag of desiccant in the car and suck most of the air out of the bag with a vacuum cleaner. Seal it up and throw a furniture moving pad on it.

KC911 10-13-2018 02:35 AM

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Originally Posted by livi (Post 10214403)
Heated garage. Although I start wondering why I bother at all and not selling it. So far this year I have driven a total of 25 miles..

I can relate Markus :(. Why....I dunno???

cabmando 10-13-2018 04:21 AM

I fill the tank with Premium(this year I'm going non ethanol 93 octane), add stabil, drive it around to get the stabil fuel mixture throughout the system, air up tires, put car on dollies so I can roll it around in the shop if needed. I haven't used a battery tender but think it's a good idea.

red-beard 10-13-2018 05:05 AM

Around here, winter is the time to drive the cars...with the top down...

recycled sixtie 10-13-2018 05:13 AM

I take my fun car out for a drive twice a week in winter. This way the battery is charged up but supplement that with a battery charger once in a while. Plus it is fun to get the back end to break away.

Yes Livi that is low miles usage . I drive my Miata about 3 thousand miles a year.

porsche930dude 10-13-2018 05:18 AM

The 911 I just unhook the battery. I start it every month or less to keep the juices fresh. It has a wood floor so dont have to worry about the moisture. In my other cars on a concrete floor they get moldy inside so i use a damp-rid bucket works great. They also get started occasionally. My 914 gets started only 4 or 5 times a year and it sill runs fine on its 5 year old gas. Actually I have added some a few times because there isnt much in the tank.

stevej37 10-13-2018 05:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Pazuzu (Post 10214376)
Uh, drive it? Don't be that dude...there are plenty of winter weekends in Detroit when the roads are not iced over.

Around here, once the snow and ice starts, the roads are white with salt dust.
Following a truck is like being in a white dust-storm.
If it weren't for the salt, I would drive mine year-round.

My garage is heated, but I keep a dehumidifier running...esp in the thawing months.
If not, everything is wet from humidity. Otherwise, that's all I do..park them and restart in the spring..never had a problem.

jcommin 10-13-2018 06:07 AM

what black and geronimo said - I pretty much do the same.

Geronimo 10-13-2018 07:34 AM

Cool, most of this is what I figured but thought I would ask incase some new or neat ideas pop up to keep my car neat and tidy for years to come....

Winter driving in Detroit is a No No, salt is the devil and it is think around here.

jcommin 10-13-2018 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Geronimo (Post 10214573)
Cool, most of this is what I figured but thought I would ask incase some new or neat ideas pop up to keep my car neat and tidy for years to come....

Winter driving in Detroit is a No No, salt is the devil and it is think around here.

Same in Chicago -

looneybin 10-13-2018 10:01 AM

What is this “winter” that you speak of?
Coldest I’ve seen here if a thin layer of ice on the dog water bowl

GWN7 10-13-2018 10:35 PM

I park the 69 here: Door on the left. Heated, rent free.

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sugarwood 10-14-2018 04:34 AM

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Originally Posted by stevej37 (Post 10214495)
Around here, once the snow and ice starts, the roads are white with salt dust.
Following a truck is like being in a white dust-storm.
If it weren't for the salt, I would drive mine year-round.
.

It rains year around where I live.
Roads can be salty white for a stretch, but always get washed away from winter rain.

DerkPerk 10-14-2018 04:49 AM

One thing I didnít see mentioned was if you park your car or any vehicle long term, you will want to have a full tank of fuel to prevent the possibility of condensation in the tank. You definitely want to keep the moisture out. Also do not put a battery tender on a disconnected battery. Do one or the other, tender or disconnect.


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72doug2,2S 10-14-2018 09:29 AM

Send them down to me and I'll drive them for you all winter long, no charge.


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