Prep Car for 5 Month Storage

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  1. MotionClone

    MotionClone Veteran Member

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    What are some things I should do to prep the car for a 5 month cold storage? Car will be in a friends unheated but dry garage for the winter months.

    -mothballs to keep mice away
    -remove battery
    -tape off rocker openings and sidepipe openings

    what else?
     
  2. CasperCasper

    CasperCasper Veteran Member

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    Try a Dry-Z-Air unit. It essentially just collects humidity from the air but will fill up fast. The last thing you want is any mold in your interior !
     
  3. tom3

    tom3 Veteran Member

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    Drive the car to dry out the exhaust and get the moisture out of the brakes, top off gas tank. 5 months is not that long, should be fine.
     
  4. wiseryder

    wiseryder Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I put a boatload of dryer sheets in the car , under the hood, and around the car
    I leave Battery in but shut it off. that's all I do
     
  5. MotionClone

    MotionClone Veteran Member

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    Thanks for the great tips! I assume the dryer sheets work better than mothballs to keep away the rodents? good change of rodents trying to find a warm place to winter over. Any other openings to cover to keep them from nesting?

    Ill be driving the car to the location and im mixing 100LL avgas to the regular gas before the trip. Excellent idea about the moisture absorbent, didnt think of that either.
     
  6. MotionClone

    MotionClone Veteran Member

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    Anyone else want to chime in?
     
  7. 70-camaro

    70-camaro Veteran Member

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    I use moth balls,seafoam and leave a fan blowing. I never thought of taping the exhaust shut.
     
  8. harbone66

    harbone66 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Over inflate the tires 10 to 15 pounds to keep the flat spots away
    Dryer sheets do work the best as a rodent repellant, put them every where inside and outside the car
     
  9. harbone66

    harbone66 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Oh and instead of taping up the exhaust just put steel wool in the openings, mice can't stand steel wool
     
  10. 70-camaro

    70-camaro Veteran Member

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    I put mine on dolly's that are rounded. Helps with tire radius and l can spin it sideways if I want. I can turn mine around 360 degrees in my garage.
     

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