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Old 09-25-2011, 10:59 PM   #1
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Any advice for prepping my '99 GT convertible for winter storage? Remove battery? Jack stands? Oil change? Fuel stabilizer? Etc.
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Any advice for prepping my '99 GT convertible for winter storage? Remove battery? Jack stands? Oil change? Fuel stabilizer? Etc.
Sounds like you pretty much have it covered.
Put the battery on a self regulated trickle charger to better preserve it.
I put mothballs under mine to keep any critters or insects away too.
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:42 AM   #3
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I usually start mine ip once a month and let it run for a bit
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I usually start mine ip once a month and let it run for a bit
That's not really a good idea.
They never really get everything up to operating temperature and end up condensing moisture inside the engine which combines with combustion gases and produces an acidic waste that just lays in the engine for long time periods causing internal corrosion damage.
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What is the proper way to do it
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What is the proper way to do it
I'd change the oil right before storing it to remove most of the acid forming compounds in the old oil and disconnect the battery and put it on a trickle charger.
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Yeah but what about seals drying out from sitting soo long, i figured running it for 10 to 15 minutes would prevent that
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Yeah but what about seals drying out from sitting soo long, i figured running it for 10 to 15 minutes would prevent that
I never had any issues with seals drying out.
A good quality oil should prevent that.
It's only for a few months so I don't think you will have any problems.
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I wanted to switch to synthetic oil but since I have never used it before I'm afraid of switching to it now
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Re: Winter Storage

I just take mine out on a nice day for a little ride , maybe once or twice a month ,but the winter's in N.J. arent usually that bad ..........
and yes i heard just letting it idle for a while is not good ,you need to drive it
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I wanted to switch to synthetic oil but since I have never used it before I'm afraid of switching to it now
I have read that if you wait to long (no idea what too long is) to switch that the synthetics will remove the gunk around your seals and this can lead to them leaking. However I have no personal experience with that.
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I heard something like that , I'm just staying regular never had any issues so I'll leave it be
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Any specific trickle chargers? Same as a battery tender?
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Any specific trickle chargers? Same as a battery tender?
The Battery Tender would be a good choice.
Any charger that will maintain your battery and not overcharge it will work.
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