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Old 01-27-2005, 10:40 PM   #11
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what about starting the car occaisionally, maybe taking it out for a stroll ever so often. i think at least once a month. though i did hear somewhere that the manufacturer recommends 2 weeks tops. would that work you think?

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My car was only going to be parked for the winter, drained oil, coolant, ATF [this was an accident], and brake fluid [I needed to flush it, so I just pumped it all out]. I suggest the same for you.


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If you plan to drain all the fluids make sure you at least fill them back up. If not I can see problems happening.
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what car is worth saving this long anyway?
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Ours. At least mine.

I didn't fill them up... 'cept the coolant.. but with only the WP on, and everything else off my engine.. there isn't a whole lot of space for coolant to sit, you know?


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Good advice from bill!

But doesn't the tire pressure fall over time? It happened to my uncle'* TrailBlazer. And that was just 6 months.
All really depends on the rims. Some aluminum rims are really bad....like they always have a small leak!
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If you plan to drain all the fluids make sure you at least fill them back up. If not I can see problems happening.
I agree. It will accelerate the seals drying up.
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