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Old July 23rd, 2010, 01:03 PM
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Storing a 300 Tdi Defender for a year

I might be taking off for a year to go live in Europe for a year and am not sure that I will be able to ship the 110 over there and back (not sure what cost/paperwork is involved). Looking into other options as I research this.

What is the best way to store the rig while minimizing problems when I get back? I've never stored a vehicle before, so I don't know what is involved. I've read some previous posts regarding V8s and using Stabil for the gas, but since this is a Tdi, not sure on that front.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 01:42 PM
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Do you have any trusted friends you can rent a garage space from and would drive it around the block once in a while?

Above fuel/oil, I'd be concerned about seals drying out/dry rotting from lack of use.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 01:48 PM
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I like that idea David - I need to research storage options/cost. Ideally I'd like to store it out of the elements (it being rainy and wet here in WA mostly 9-10 mo./year).
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I like that idea David - I need to research storage options/cost. Ideally I'd like to store it out of the elements (it being rainy and wet here in WA mostly 9-10 mo./year).
That's good preparation if you are going to spend time in the UK ...
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 03:38 PM
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I like that idea David - I need to research storage options/cost. Ideally I'd like to store it out of the elements (it being rainy and wet here in WA mostly 9-10 mo./year).
I'll be happy to watch and exercize it for you here in dry CO.. Male or Female?
Depending on gender there could be fights with mine or we could end up with a litter of D90's
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 05:37 PM
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That's funny Keith - haven't really checked for gender - "I respect its privacy" :-) But I think it's leaning toward male...
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 05:39 PM
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 05:58 PM
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That's funny Keith - haven't really checked for gender - "I respect its privacy" :-) But I think it's leaning toward male...
You're respecting it's privacy??!!!

what self respecting rover owner doesn't crawl underneath and stick his/her hands up inside first chance they get??


of course determining the gender of a LR takes a little more finagling than that but still... you drive it you work on it you should know gender pretty quick
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 08:08 PM
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You're respecting it's privacy??!!!

what self respecting rover owner doesn't crawl underneath and stick his/her hands up inside first chance they get??


of course determining the gender of a LR takes a little more finagling than that but still... you drive it you work on it you should know gender pretty quick

That phrase was actually an attempt at a reasonably obscure movie quote where the character was asked why he didn't know the sex of his cat. His response was "I respect its privacy".
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You're respecting it's privacy??!!!

what self respecting rover owner doesn't crawl underneath and stick his/her hands up inside first chance they get??


of course determining the gender of a LR takes a little more finagling than that but still... you drive it you work on it you should know gender pretty quick

The only way to determine the sex is to store them in the same proximity. It is mysterious, I had the most trouble when I had both sets of Rover keys on the same key chain, this is a fact.
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 09:20 PM
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That phrase was actually an attempt at a reasonably obscure movie quote where the character was asked why he didn't know the sex of his cat. His response was "I respect its privacy".
gross point blank... awesome movie actually... but a rover? you get all up in its junk

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The only way to determine the sex is to store them in the same proximity. It is mysterious, I had the most trouble when I had both sets of Rover keys on the same key chain, this is a fact.
I very much disagree with this... Nola is definately a girl and I have only one rover...
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gross point blank... awesome movie actually... but a rover? you get all up in its junk



I very much disagree with this... Nola is definately a girl and I have only one rover...
youre in the mono rover club so its hard for you to understand. I think that all vehicles are females...
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youre in the mono rover club so its hard for you to understand. I think that all vehicles are females...
Yeah, bitches.
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