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Old 09-11-2007, 04:59 PM   #11
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Can someone answer this question....Since I can go start her up whenever I want, which will be like once a month, do I have to disconnect the battery???

And she'* basically in storage now, but outside at my house lol. I've only driven her 3 times in the past month.
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There'* no real benefit of disconnecting the battery if it'* giong to be in heated storage and you will be starting it every 4 weeks.
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I stored the Aurora for winter when I had the 94. It rested on carpet pads with no cover (underground parking space), I gave it the California duster once in a while, started it maybe twice a month and it was fine.

It really seemed to appreciate the winter hibernation.
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Cool! That was one of my main things I wanted to know. Thanks Vital
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Les... overall.. you can drive it in and start it occaisionally and be fine. I would recommend moving it a little when you start it.

It'* possible for the tires to flat spot over time, although most don't do it. Also a little stabilizer in the tank isn't a bad thing. If you unplug the battery, then you'll likely end up needing a new one after all the repeated times of tightening the threads in the lead of the battery.

I park my lawn mower with nothing more than a "see ya in spring" and it never gives a problem. Mark has this one well tested.
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Mine will be sitting for 4 months by the time I get back, and I hope to not have any issues when I get back I did put stabilizer in the tank, an oil cahnge w/ Royal Purple and a trans fluid and filter swap. I did not disconnect the battery and no one has been starting it, so I'll se where that leaves me

In my opinion, if you only start it once a month, let it fully warm up. That will move the coolant thru the system (like Floyd said), get the oil hot and cook any moisture out, and also keep that battery fully charged
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Right..don't start it for 2 minutes and call it good. Get it up to temp for 10-15 min. or dont' start it at all.
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One thing you could do is install a battery tender on the battery. I don't do it with our Firehawk, but do with our motorcycle and riding mower. It helps the cause.
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Right..don't start it for 2 minutes and call it good. Get it up to temp for 10-15 min. or dont' start it at all.
Yes, i forgot to mention that you need to get it up to temp and move it a little bit. Since mine was in a garage, I would start it, back it out, and let it idle for 15 minutes. After that, I'd move it back into the garage, turn it off and cover it back up.

I also left a window with about 1/4 down incase I tracked any moisture into the car. This way, it would not be trapped in there and i did not risk getting moldy (bought my car in august after it sat closed since june with a water leak. not something I wanted to re-live) You shouldn't have this issue since it will be cooler than direct sunlight in july, but it couldn't hurt. this also assumes you cover it in order to keep the dust out, otherwise, consider just keeping them up. And you don't want it any more than that just in case there are critters that live in the building. You really shouldn't need this part, but for the sake of anyone else reading this and considering it, it'* good to note.
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