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Old 09-25-2009, 11:19 AM   #1
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Deploying need to know the best way to store it

Hello, I am deploying soon for a year and would like to know the best way to store it for a yr, I will be putting it in a storage garage. Worried about gas, tires and etc. I want to come back to a perfect car.. Thanks
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:26 AM   #2
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Put it up on jacks and add some gas stabilizer, should be fine.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:28 AM   #3
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Stabil works for gasoline. Jack stands on all four corners would help keep the tires from flat spotting. Assuming you're storing it inside a good quality car cover would keep the paint pristine. Oh and here's one I use on my other car during the winter, I plug the exhaust with tennis balls to keep critters from setting up their winter food supply. Other than a good wax job and a full cleaning of the interior (remove candy, etc) you should be good to go. Sorry you have to leave your car like this but we all thank you for your service! Stay safe man, we'll be praying for you.
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:10 PM   #4
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I would change the fluids before putting her away.
THANKS for doing what you do... Be safe,:flag2:
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:27 PM   #5
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Everything said above plus put a coat of wax on it (don't remove it) and then cover it.
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:42 PM   #6
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First and formost, thank you for your service to our country as it is much appreciated by all. I suggest you put Stabil in your gas and then drive the car for about 10 to 15 miles to get the Stabil treated gas into the gas lines and the fuel injectors. Make sure gas tank is full at time of storage to avoid condensation forming. I would not put car on jack stands as that stresses the suspension, but rather, leave all wheels on the ground. To avoid flat spots on the tires you can use cradle ramps which are sold in auto specialty shops. If electric power is available you should attach an automatic trickle battery charger to keep the battery charged which is preferable to removing the battery due to all the electronics. Make sure the car is cleaned and covered with the appropriate cover based on place of storage. I also like the tennis ball suggestion if you do have critter potential. Thanks again for your service and we will all pray for your safe return.
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Ditto, on your service to our country. I'm a retired Coastie.
Just wanted to add, If Calif. has ethenol in it's gas use the marine grade sta-bil. It removes the ethenol. Supposedly, That's what the bottle says.
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I read somewhere that if you throw a bar of Irish Spring soap under the front seat it will keep mice from moving in to the interior.
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I read somewhere that if you throw a bar of Irish Spring soap under the front seat it will keep mice from moving in to the interior.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:14 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the great comments I will take all the suggestions..
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What unit are you with bro?
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