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Old 09-14-2014, 10:20 AM   #1
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Winter storage

New 2013 Boss 302 owner here I am storing it over the winter. I have found a storage place but it is unheated. Any tips or steps for storing the Boss over the winter in an unheated unit would be greatly appreciated. It will only be for this winter and possibly next winter. I can come and go as I please at the storage facility so I can go and start it up every week or every other week and let it run for awhile. I may still store in a heated garage if I can find the right place for the right price. Thanks for your responses in advance.


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Just put Stabil in gas tank. Pull battery. You'll be fine in an unheated storage place.
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Thanks for the prompt response appreciate it.


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Everything I've read says don't start it . Just let it sit . You will do more damage than good


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yah letting it idle and not driving it isn't that great for your car. Think cars sit at the dealer and don't move for months, your car will be fine
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Also throw a box or 2 of baking soda inside to absorb moisture.
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Thanks for the tips guys I really do appreciate the responses. What are your thoughts on parking on a vapor barrier like a big blue tarp to reduce moisture from the undercarriage


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That's what I did last year and when I pulled it out in the spring the under side of the plastic was a lot wetter than u would think so I'm doing again


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Fill the gas tank COMPLETELY full.
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Fill the gas tank COMPLETELY full.

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Especially in cars with metal tanks. Prevents condensation from forming and causing rust from the inside.


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Especially in cars with metal tanks. Prevents condensation from forming and causing rust from the inside.


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Even on vehicles with plastic tanks, it prevents water from contaminating the fuel.

It's standard practice when storing aircraft... Even short term.
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I've been researching the better half of the day on this and here's a rough checklist that I put together

Car storage checklist

1.) fill gas tank with premium fuel non alcohol put stabil in tank

2.) fill tire pressure 10-15 psi more than normal

3.) park on blue tarp or poly film park in neutral, parking break off chalk wheels

4.) remove windshield wipers or wrap them in plastic

5.) box of two of open baking soda inside car on floor also use desiccants

6.) cover exhaust pipes with a rag/old cotton t-shirt using duct tape to keep mice out

7.) disconnect battery bring home place on block of wood hook up to trickle charge

8.) cover car with soft cotton cover


Any additional steps please add



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^Very nice, thanks
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Other than placing the car in a hermetically sealed bubble... That list looks pretty complete!

Number 7 is a myth though. Placing a battery on a concrete floor will NOT "magically" drain the charge from it.
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Haha I read that it was a myth on another thread but I thought to myself why take a chance I have plenty of pieces of wood lying around couldn't hurt to just do it. But I hear what your saying


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Since I have some responses in this thread I need to ask another question "did I get a good deal"???
I just recently purchased a 2013 boss 302 with 1952 miles on it. Previous owner put roush mufflers on (still have stock muffler) and has quick time performance electric exhaust cutout he mounted the on off switch inside the center console. I paid $39,000 did I get a good deal?




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Without seeing the car in person, I think that you did alright on the price.
The Boss 302's will hold their value better than a GT. And there could be a potential for an upside... In 40 or 50 years. Have you seen what the average price for a 69-70 Boss 302 is nowadays? Lol. And a Boss 429 is through the roof!!!
Just take good care of the car (Like you seem to already be doing!), and most of all, drive it and enjoy it! That's how you will get the true value out of it.
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The battery on my Harley
Would drain in a week if I didn't put a block of
Wood under the kickstand!!! It was a brand new bike too!


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The battery on my Harley
Would drain in a week if I didn't put a block of
Wood under the kickstand!!! It was a brand new bike too!


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Well what do you think that the problem was?
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Winter storage

I do the same as what Brc028 mentioned plus run it to normal operating temp on idle like the manual suggests every 15 or so days.


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