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    help! my sti is going to be parked all winter

    help! my sti is going to be parked all winter what should i do to it, as it will be sitting for months??? anyone have any ideas for fuel, leave a little? leave alot? what about oil? i will get a oil change first thing in the spring. and i am going to empty my I/C spray bottle too. any other ideas will be helpful.
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    well ide start and move it once a week if u could just to keep everything moving and the tires dont get flat* spots in them
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    Quote Originally Posted by atrizzzie View Post
    well ide start and move it once a week if u could just to keep everything moving and the tires dont get flat* spots in them
    once a week that often? what if i put it on jack stands or something to keep the tires off the ground
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    I had to park a car (1999 Lightning) for 8 months once. I had my brother in law drive it around the block once a month it was just fine.

    As a guestimate, I would say you'll be ok for up to 3 months, even sitting on the tires, but if it is at all possible, you should have someone start it up periodically and run it around for a few minutes just to keep everything internal covered with oil, and to keep the tires from stressing due to sitting with a load. I'm not a fan of storing with tires off and on jacks, cause you never know when you'll need to move the car in a hurry.
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    I recall reading that you should keep a full tank of gas and fresh oil in the car. Depending on where you are planning on storing it, jack stands are a good idea if there may be a possibility of a mouse problem, because it keeps it off the floor/less likely chnce they will get in and demolish your interior or start a home in your engine to catch fire at a later date. Also, unhooking the battery, storing it separatly so it doesn't drain(maybe I made that up) If you google search "storing a car" you will get many fine in-depth articles on this...

    Here are two quick links that should point you in the right direction(not too in-depth):
    Saturday Mechanic: Storing Your Car - Popular Mechanics
    Winter Car Storage - How to Store Your Car For a Long Period of Time : Automotive



    Or you could just lend me your car for the winter
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    Give us the keys, we can drive it for you. Then you wont have to store it!

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    or u can put it in one of those storage bubbles.

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    easiest thing to do is pour one bottle of fuel stabilizer in the tank and the fuel will be good for 1 year. oil is fine as is. i/c spray just has to be half empty(says in the manual) for winter storage. take your battery out and put it inside. if you can put your car on stands or blocks. I have done this year after year with my former classic cars and never once had a problem.
    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony1w View Post
    or u can put it in one of those storage bubbles.
    Very tempting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trainrex View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJ View Post
    You can just see the red bugeye in one of those, huh?
    Yup. I actually found a little time to take her for a 10 mile ride the other day.

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    drive it in the snow! thats what awd is made for! lol
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    why cant you drive it in the wintertime?

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