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    Question 4 weeks too long for wrx to sit?

    Leaving town for a while. I can have someone take it out once a week... Not too enthused about the idea of someone trying to learn to drive my car with the new 12lb flywheel, though.

    Is 4 weeks too long?

    Long enough to need fuel stabilizer?

    Would having someone just idle it to warm the engine once a week or so be a good or bad idea?

    Any suggestions?
    ~Selah

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    4 weeks is not very long.
    If it where my car, I wouldn't ask anyone to drive it.

    Fuel stabilizer couldn't hurt, but it's probably unnecessary.

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    4 weeks isn't a long time. I wouldn't start thinking about fuel stabilizer until 4-6 months. You guys are paranoid.

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    It will be fine, especially now that the temps are well above freezing, i left mine in the garage all winter, went over their a few times maybe 5, only on warmer days of coarse. runs great.
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    When I went overseas in '05 for 3 months, I left my '02 Honda Civic Si sit the whole time. When I came back it started right up...but the brakes were a little squeaky at first.
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    You should be fine. My rex has been in the garage since last august with just a battery tender and it still starts and runs fine.
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    That's a relief. I did not want to have someone alternately stall the motor and burn the clutch driving it for me.

    Thanks for all the responses.

    Had no idea how long a car can safely sit for.
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    i've been wondering about this as well. i'll be leaving next year on a deployment to iraq and hate to have my '07 just sit around. whats the best thing to do-- have my bro-inlaw drive it around now and then or what?

    i;ve almost just been tempted enough to sell it once the time comes...but i'd definately hate to have it come to that..

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    Quote Originally Posted by juss10wrx View Post
    i've been wondering about this as well. i'll be leaving next year on a deployment to iraq and hate to have my '07 just sit around. whats the best thing to do-- have my bro-inlaw drive it around now and then or what?

    i;ve almost just been tempted enough to sell it once the time comes...but i'd definately hate to have it come to that..
    Dang....Iraq...been there done that. How long you goin' to be over there?
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    taking into consideration that I live in a dry climate... I parked my Mustang back in '00. It's been sitting since. About two weeks ago, I put some gas in the tank, filled up the carb. bowl, put in a fresh battery, and fired it right up.

    Edit: No fuel stabilizer was added.
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    yeah man we have a old old ass 92 ford explorer, not the best motor, let it sit all winter outside, in the snow, prbably 5 months or so of just siting.

    got in it last weekend, starts right up, the clutch was a tad spungy but that cleared up real quick.

    still runs rough, but other wize its fine, dont wory about ur rex, it will be fine,

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    I let my 2007 subie set for the winter (3 mons). When I pulled it out of the garage I noticed that my pass front strut's oil all leaked out. Luckily for warranty, but that kind of sucked. Must have been the extreme cold we had this winter in WI.

    But it started right up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizzle View Post
    Dang....Iraq...been there done that. How long you goin' to be over there?
    pre-deploy training for 3 months, and in-country for 9 months. shouldn't be all that bad. Mostly detainee and convoy ops since I'm an MP.

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