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10-10-2012, 02:53 PM #1
its that time of year again!!!!
I hate this time of year. I have to park my car for the winter. I have it ready. I washed it cleaned the interior and getting ready to add sta-bil in. I plan on putting it up on jack stands but i question if i should remove the wheels or not. Im kinda afraid that it might falll if theres a strong enough wind.
10-10-2012, 03:04 PM #2
Don't take your wheels off, the rotors can get rust on the hub surface. Why take them off if the car is in the air? IMHO the best storage is in a normal car garage and every few weeks, when it is dry outside, go for a drive. Might get some salt dust, but that can be washed off with a rag if you are super crazy, and shouldn't matter if you wash and wax before the winter. Cars are meant to be driven. Heck even starting it up idling to warm and moving it around your driveway is better than storing for months and months without wheels and a dead battery.
10-10-2012, 03:32 PM #3
Yup... All gone. I gotta decide what to do with mine, but about to start cleaning up the interior at least.1982 Terra Cotta P-Type
10-10-2012, 04:24 PM #4
lmao. this is the time of year where it starts cooling off enough to actually work on the car without dieing of heat stroke. lol. as a matter of fact, hopefully within the next month or 2 i can get all the rust on the car repaired so itll stop eating the car.
10-10-2012, 05:48 PM #5
I'll be keeping mine on the road until just before snow fall, then probably just change the oil and add Stabil to a full tank. The problem with long term storage, starting it up and idling without actually bringing to full temp, is moisture accumulation in the exhaust. I also disconnect and remove the battery, leaving it on a trickle charger, sprinkling baking soda around the battery bracket.
'82L - Terracotta Warrior
10-10-2012, 06:24 PM #6
Tip on protecting against pests???
10-10-2012, 06:46 PM #7
Shrink wrap the whole car with a tough wrap?
So glad I live in Cali. It's wrenching season 90% of the year
-1984 Toyota 4-Runner (Dads)
-1985 Toyota Celica Supra, 5M-GE 5 Speed (Bros)
-1989 Jeep Wrangler YJ (Mine)
-2006 Toyota Highlander (Moms)
10-10-2012, 10:12 PM #8
10-10-2012, 10:18 PM #9
I use an ultrasonic pest deterrent. It plugs into the wall, simple.
Ive never had pests. So It seems to work, Unless I'm just lucky, and I doubt that.
I also have some moth balls along the perimeter of the interior wall.85 P-Type, Minor mods, Audio system.
10-11-2012, 08:35 AM #10
When I bought my car I had to clean out all the rats nests and all the poison pellets on top of block
Pretty nasty. Lucky it didn't catch on fire... after all those years being stored every winter.
I use a crap load of moth balls. But ya gotta look into mouse traps too1982 Terra Cotta P-Type
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