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    Suby going into storage for awhile, need opinions

    Hey fellas, I'm leaving for BT and AIT on the 27th of this month and I'm gonna be putting my car into storage until I get back (around 6 months) I was just wondering what I need to do to make sure everything still works fine when I get her out. Any opinions/recommendations are welcome! Thanks!

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    Put it on jack stands, crack a car window for ventilation, and either put a trickle charger on it or disconnect the battery.
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    i would also suggest that u either drive till all gas is gone, or remove ur gas tank. after sitting for a while, ur gas goes bad, and ur tank could rust, ending up with rust in ur fuel lines and fuel pump

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy626 View Post
    i would also suggest that u either drive till all gas is gone, or remove ur gas tank. after sitting for a while, ur gas goes bad, and ur tank could rust, ending up with rust in ur fuel lines and fuel pump
    Really? I thought I read that you should do the opposite and fill up completely so there's no room for condensation to accumulate in your tank.

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    neither of those.

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    First... Top off all of your fluids (tranny, oil, radiator) and tighten all drains to make sure it doesn't run dry.

    Second... get some Sta-Bil fuel stabilizer and follow the instructions. Make sure you start the car and drive around for a few minutes to get the sta-bil in the fuel system too.

    Then jack your car (you don't want flat spots in your tires)

    and finally remove the battery, and if you'd like... cover the car!



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    The best thing to do is to have family drive the car once a week. Failing that, do what Sinister said but if you can, have someone come by once in a while and drive it.
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    Thanks for the replies guys, and I'll talk to you all in a couple of months! Take care a be safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by benson156 View Post
    Thanks for the replies guys, and I'll talk to you all in a couple of months! Take care a be safe!
    You be safe. Enjoy BT and AIT future Army Dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    You be safe. Enjoy BT and AIT future Army Dog.
    Btw... I was in the marine corps and spent quite a bit of time overseas... this is how I stored my car and I never had any problems at all.
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    Jack stands are unnecessary. It would take years for modern radials to get flats spots.

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