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Old October 27th, 2014, 10:06 PM
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Long term storage suggestions

I am about to leave country for a while and would like to keep the old girl in decent shape while I'm gone. Any ideas of good things to do to 'winterise'.....
Specifically is it possible to get hands on some dehumidifier 'plugs' to use in a 2.5na?
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Old October 27th, 2014, 10:55 PM
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Bring it down to Austin and I could drive it once or twice a week for you and keep the fluids fresh. 😉

Seriously, if you're going to store it, make sure all fluids are renewed.
Top off fuel and use some kind of fuel stabilizer.
Disconnect the battery.
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Old October 28th, 2014, 01:01 AM
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Get some of those fancy pants battery disconnects that someone on here are selling.
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We have a few cars we leave in Kentucky and they only get driven about 2 times each year, and only for a week or so each time. Here's what I usually do:

While I don't change the fluids everytime, I definitely like them as fresh as possible.
Clean the car well and keep a good breathable indoor cover on and store the car in a decently dry place.
Inflate the tires to max allowable.
Remove battery or place a smart tender on it (I use the CTEK's and they're great).
Place a perimiter of the mouse glue traps around the garage - no matter how clean it is, they always find their way in! They're also good for catching spiders!
I place a few Bounce dryer sheets in the cars and near the tires since many say they help keep mice away - make the car smell nice too.
Place a few catch trays underneath for fluid leaks...they will come if not already there!
I have a small oscilating fan that I keep on low, to move air too...I think it'll help dissipate moisture that may otherwise accumulate and create some surface rust in high moisture areas.

It'll be in good shape when you get back!!
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Old October 28th, 2014, 07:41 AM
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A few great ideas I haven't heard of. One thing I've done is raise the vehicle off the ground to avoid flat spotting the tires.
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Old October 31st, 2014, 05:25 PM
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thanks chaps!
Mouse traps are a great idea. hopefully have some friends drive it as often as possible while im away.
Thanks again. No ideas on the silica plugs to keep the cylinders dry tho eh?
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