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Old 10-16-2007, 05:13 PM   #11
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Get the A/C going when you turn on the car. That will circulate the oil in the system keeping everything nice and lubed..
Interesting tip. I've never heard of this suggested for the reasons you stated.

I do, however, suggest you turn on the Defrosters when the car is running to help remove moisture from the cabin.
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4) Again unnecessary, and if you want to move it, will you be driving it on salted roads? Forget starting it and moving it every month. Best to leave it up on jack stands to prevent flat spots with the tires. I've actually found that if tires are inflated to proper pressure when the temp is below freezing, I've not had problems with flat spots. I used to put all my cars on jack stands, then it got to be too much trouble and too many jackstands to deal with...now I make sure tire pressure is good and no problems.
Having stored my Camaro from many winters now I agree with the jack stands method, however I've also over inflated my tires by 20 or so pounds to avoid having issues with flat spots if you're not going the jack stand route. Just check them in the spring when it comes time to pull her out of storage.
I've also charged the battery, fuel fresh the tank and lines, and change the oil but don't run it after with the new oil in. Just drop it and run it in the spring. Clean oil sitting in the lower end is better than oil that may be contaminated.
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Its going to sound silly but putting a condom over your exhaust tips will keep wind,rain,snow and critters from getting into your exhaust system. also may keep them looking clean
side note: if you have the stock oval tips, use a plastic sandwich bag and a rubber band to hold it on.
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Its going to sound silly but putting a condom over your exhaust tips will keep wind,rain,snow and critters from getting into your exhaust system. also may keep them looking clean
side note: if you have the stock oval tips, use a plastic sandwich bag and a rubber band to hold it on.
And your lady friend doesn't mind the plastic sandwich bag and rubber band approach? Is that a rippled sandwich bag?

I just couldn't help that one....

I heard a story the other day about a Roman Catholic priest and a Jewish rabbi who were the best of friends but who had developed somewhat of an ongoing rivalry between themselves. It started with small things, but then it grew. If one planted some shrubbery, so would the other. If one got a new suit, the other would get one too. One day, the priest’* congregation bought him a new Cadillac. Soon the rabbi had a new Lincoln. The priest came out one morning, sprinkled the hood of the Cadillac with holy water, and blessed it. So, not to be outdone, the rabbi came out with a pair of tin shears and cut an inch off the tailpipe of his Lincoln. So the tailpipe protection kinda "fits".

Actually, there are things like this you can do to protect a car, and who cares what the neighbors think. It'* your car and do what you have to to protect it. Thinking out of the box (no pun intended) like this is a good thing.
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Buy a battery tender. It will keep the battery constantly charged. IIRC they cost like $20 online. But that would only really work if its going to be in a garage since they can only be used inside.

FYI I have the Battery Tender Plus. I've never had a problem with it. I even use it to charge batteries sometimes instead of the basic battery charger I have

Whoops I just read you don't have a garage. Maybe you could buy it and keep it under the hood and hope no water gets to it? I dont know
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Cool thanks guys for all the great info

Just one last question..

What should i look for in a good car cover... i need to keep it under like $150.. so... what should i be looking for?
its going to be outside in snow.
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