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Old 11-04-2014, 03:11 PM   #1
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Hello, as I live in Michigan and previously had AWD I will be looking at putting the mustang away for a bit but have a few questions. When there is snow and salt I will be driving my dad's truck, but hope to still take the mustang out on occasion. The mustang will be in a garage. Things I have considered/will want to do is fluids before storing, when sitting she will be cleaned before hand, some type of thing to keep mice away just in case, and at least start the car every other day or so even if I cant take her out (yet i may even take a few spins around the block if snowy =] ). Is there any other procedures I need to do such as anything with the battery or what recommendations can you give me? Thank you very much!
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I use a battery tender over the winter


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Old 11-04-2014, 03:55 PM   #3
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The only other things that I recommend is to keep the gas tank reasonably full of fuel and don't start the car unless you need to move it or plan on taking a drive of several miles to get all of the fluids up to operating temperature. Starting the engine every few days and letting it sit there and idle is harder on it than just letting it sit.
A battery tender will keep the battery charged so that you won't have to worry about it.
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Okay thanks for the responses, I did not know about it being bad to just idle so tyvm for that!


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It is bad just to start it for a few minutes as you'll never burn off the condensation you've introduced to the crankcase and the exhaust.
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Consider some stabil for the gas tank, keeps the gas from getting stale.

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Make sure your fuel is ethanol free. Stabil has a product for ethanol blended gas, but Ethanol blended fuel has such a short shelf life and so many bad qualities I'd stick with ethanol free gas with Stabil in it. Make sure tank is full and battery tender on it.


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I just put mine up and put a battery tender on it. I don't do much else.

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All gas around here says upto 10% ethanol. What name brand fuels are you guy using that are ethanol free?

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I go to a Conoco station. They have signs on their pumps that say premium fuel does not contain ethanol. You can go to http://pure-gas.org and find a station in your area. They have an app too. Apparently if the octane is 93 or higher its ethanol free, but I still look for a sign or sticker that says ethanol free just in case I'm wrong.


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. Apparently if the octane is 93 or higher its ethanol free.


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Old 11-15-2014, 06:24 PM   #12
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Ok I'm wrong so look for the signs and stickers.


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I winterized mine a couple weeks ago, here's what I did:
  • Fill tank with 93 octane and add fuel stabilizer
  • Clean car inside and out, wax and detail as needed
  • Park on heavy plastic sheeting; this is later tucked around the exhaust, wheels, in the door sills, hood area etc to create a barrier to water vapor rising from the floor. This is important since my wife's car shares the garage and tracks in slush during the winter.
  • Put steel wool in the exhaust ports to keep rodents out
  • Battery tender
  • Covercraft cover

It sucks because there were a few days of good weather after I put it away but we've already had snow so am glad I did it while it was warm.
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Old 11-16-2014, 03:59 PM   #14
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Ok I'm wrong so look for the signs and stickers.
No laws require stickers. I have tested all local 93 gas with no pump stickers. abut 9% Ethanol I found using water blue dye method.

On your idea to take it out "now and then" '; Do not unless the ground has no moisture at all and NO white on the asphalt. Frankly that has been until the first huge rains in late March to April in NwOhio.
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No law requires stickers might be true, but I'm saying if it has a sticker that says "Our premium gas contains no ethanol" then there should be no ethanol in that gas.
Again sorry for the false assumption. I just noticed around my area if a gas station had 93 octane I can always find the sticker. (My favorite gas station also has it on their sign) and the stations with 91 as their highest octane don't say anything about being ethanol free. I did look it up and you can get 93 with ethanol in the gas.


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Where are you at that says no Ethanol on stickers at auto gas stations? Only seen that in Canada (Shell) and I hear that Alaska has that as well. Around here in Ohio you only see that at super high priced Marine fuel Depots. Same when I as in FLA early this year as well, marine fuel Depots.

Many pumps of the best fuel don't have any stickers at all , my tests showed about 9-11%, others that had sticker saying up to 10% tests showed higher at 11-12%. Probably my methods not exact but the evil was in the Fuel.
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OK, I see your from Missouri, a nice place I visit and drive thru from time to time. Lowest Gas prices I have ever seen on I70 around St. Charles.
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Springfield Missouri, but I've noticed it all over Missouri.


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