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Old 02-22-2014, 04:42 PM   #1
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Okay techies.

I need some advice. Winter was pretty ****ty where I live and I barely drove my Pony for about five months. What, if any, maintenance is needed after sitting. Just started driving her again and she feels a little less responsive...
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I need some advice. Winter was pretty ****ty where I live and I barely drove my Pony for about five months. What, if any, maintenance is needed after sitting. Just started driving her again and she feels a little less responsive...
OK, here in the States I store my horse for 4 months, so that must be the same for you in the APAC state?

I start my horse at least 6 times a month to run the engine and make sure at least 1 per moon cycle I move the car back and forth to park it in a different exact spot.

Full tanks of gas and "Stable" in the tank is good. Once you see no moisture on the road and no salt, take it out and bring it back during hibernation to get all the muscle joints moving again. Like Humans, no movement, it SUX soon...
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OK, put a TECHRON, charge in your tank, and repeat twice after that and run that gads tank out as fast as you can, its stale....
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Install a good battery maintainer and put it up on jacks would my thoughts.
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Yeah, I start her once every weekend and let the motor warm up. Moved her once a weekend to not get flat spots and stored her with very little gas so I could dilute the old gas when I started driving her again.

What's a APAC? And techron as in the shell gas?

What's a batter maintainer?

But she doesn't need a tune up, lube, MAF might have condensation, plugs are good? etc...?
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A battery maintainer is also know as a trickle charger. It continually applies a small charge to your battery to keep it charged and fresh. And when he says Techron, he's talking about a fuel system cleaner like I mentioned in your other thread about this. As for a tune up, an oil change maybe, but that should really be it

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Awesome, thanks a lot for your help, on everything, WhoDat.
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Your gas is stale. The Stable chemical company is saying you should store the car FULL and is what I do. Air in the tank is what makes the gas go stale.

Chevron makes a "Techron Concentrate" that is is black bottles. Put some in, run that tank almost all out and fill back up with a Shell or Chevron Premium if you can.


Art (APAC mean Asia Pacific, like UK, EU, NA, USA etc, I thought you were in Australia, but your in Germany?)
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Yeah, I've been in Germany since 2011.
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Yeah, I've been in Germany since 2011.
Doesn't germany put more additives in their fuel because of the potential of a car sitting for preiods of time in the garage (or outside)? I believe they do, or did when I was there during winter months. You may just need to get the Mustang out on the autoban and open it up!
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Doesn't germany put more additives in their fuel because of the potential of a car sitting for preiods of time in the garage (or outside)? I believe they do, or did when I was there during winter months. You may just need to get the Mustang out on the autoban and open it up!
I don't know if they do or don't to be honest...

Haha. The autobahn is a bit sketchy these days... Most of the cars that take advantage of the no speed limit are really old five speeds that look like they might blow up at any minute.
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I do miss that stretch on the way to the airport...early morning, no one on the highway, and me with a Mercedes rental. Fun time!
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Frankfurt airport? Where were you coming from?
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