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Discussion in 'Tips 'n' Tricks Topic' started by bfmgoalie, Oct 14, 2008.
So mice can climb tires but not jack stands?
I take mine apart and store various pieces throughout the house.
what is this winterization you all speak of?!
Not if ya grease them
we dont get much snow down here at all, even less in GA, so theres no salt on the roads down here.
I get a lot of condensation on mine, so I usually pick up some DampRid at Home Depot. It absorbs the moisture out of the air. They make one for clossts which I hang from the rear view mirror, and they make bucket-style ones which I put under the motor or sometimes in the engine bay. Keeps the chrome from rusting up.
Since it's snowing today I thought I'd add a couple gallons of fresh gas and add Stabil. Ran for 5 minutes. I plan on putting it on skates and starting it every couple of weeks.
why go thru all that if parked in an enclosed garage just start it up every other week and let it run until the coolant is at operating temps .......very simple and hassle free
That would be the right way to keep a car if you live in a warm climate, but in a cold climate, each time you start the car, you get lots of condensation as the engine warms up past 32 degrees, and all that condensation ends up in your engine oil where it wears the engine and causes rust on any iron surface. Once the garage goes below 32 degrees, the car is much better off just sitting unused because there is no more wear and tear on it, and with the colder temps, nothing deteriorates or gets condensation on it.
In the Spring, after the garage warms above 32 degrees again, then it makes sense to regularly start the engine because the warmer temps start to cause the gas to deteriorate again and you need to heat the engine to get rid of condensation.