Winter Storage

Discussion in 'Tips 'n' Tricks Topic' started by bfmgoalie, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. theflash

    theflash Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Feb 27, 2004
    Podunk, CT
    So mice can climb tires but not jack stands?
  2. ZS10

    ZS10 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2003
    BC, Canada
    I take mine apart and store various pieces throughout the house.
  3. Rumrunner358

    Rumrunner358 Veteran Member

    Feb 12, 2004
    Orlando, FL
    what is this winterization you all speak of?! :confused:
  4. ZS10

    ZS10 Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2003
    BC, Canada
    Not if ya grease them ;)
  5. BonzoHansen

    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

  6. -=79z28=-

    -=79z28=- Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    we dont get much snow down here at all, even less in GA, so theres no salt on the roads down here.;)
  7. steve78LT

    steve78LT Veteran Member

    Nov 30, 2003
    Barre, MA, USA
  8. Rickdef17

    Rickdef17 Veteran Member Gold Member

    Aug 27, 2006
    Plymouth MI
    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.
  9. muscl car

    muscl car Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    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
  10. Gary S

    Gary S Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

    Apr 14, 1999
    Bismarck, North Dakota
    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.

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