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Old 09-11-2007, 04:15 PM   #1
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Ok so as of October 1st, or soon there after, Bonnie is going into storage in a heated (65*) building until April. I have never stored a car before.

What do I need to do? The only thing I thought of was have fresh oil in her.

Any guidence would be appreciated. And thanks in advance
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Will you be able to start the car at all during this time? If so, you might be able to get away with just starting it every 2-3 weeks to keep the fluids moving. That'* what I did. I also did an oil change before and after I stored it just for good measure.


other'* who have stored their cars will be able to chime in if you are not able to get to it for that time.
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Yes, it'* going to be stored at my Mom'* work. She works for a moving company and it will be put in her warehouse.
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Fill the gas tank, keep the battery disconnected and you're safe to leave her in there the whole time just fine. No problem. Just make sure all fluids are topped off, disconnect battery...and you might want to wash her and wax her real well and then put a car cover on to prevent dust buildup. That way she'll be nice and shiny in the spring when you fire her up.
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Yeah, I'm washing and waxing her real good the day I'm going to store her. I have 5 day a week access to her so that'* cool. But now I just have to find a cover for her...
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I think I'd put a little Stabil or other gas conditioner in the tank then run it for a little while before puttin' 'er away - Gasoline tends to turn into varnish after a couple months.
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We store our Firehawk 9 months out of the year. I do nothing more than park it on a piece of carpet, disconnect the battery, and cover it. Haven't had one issue yet.
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Now since I can go start her anytime, do I have to disconnect the battery? Or will it be ok if i go once a month to start her up?
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AHH YES. Good point. Add one bottle of seafoam to that full tank. That will keep the fuel stable for the whole time.
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I seriously think you guys are over analyzing this.

You should be able to simply park the car. In the grand scheme of things, 6 months really isn't that long.
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