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Old 10-27-10, 07:14 AM   #1
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Storing my car for winter question !

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Im storing my car for the winter at my friends pole barn,

Is there anything I need to do, I dont know if he will let me use my battery tender, I never stored a car so please let me know what i can do!
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Old 10-27-10, 07:32 AM   #2
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Tony, only suggestions I could give you is 1) use a Battery Tender and 2) top off the fuel tank. You will probably only store it for 3 maybe 4 months so there is no need to do anything to the fuel, it will be fine for that length of time.

I'd also suggest you cover the car but I have a feeling you had that part already on your list of things to do.

PS: You MAY want to put some moth balls in the engine bay too to ward off mice if this is a real barn..
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Old 10-27-10, 09:12 AM   #3
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The moth balls is a good idea. If there's a spare outliet I'd suggest getting an electronic rodent repeller at well. Alos, if the car will not be started regularly I'd suggest adding fuel stabilizer to the tank and topping off.

Home Depot carries these.
Pest-A-Cator Plus 2000 Electronic Rodent Repeller

Model # 12200 Internet # 100617624
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$24.99/EA-Each
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No need for fuel stabilizer for just a 3 or 4 month stay. It's a waste of time and money. Top the tank off and seal it up.The fuel will be just fine.
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Old 10-27-10, 09:43 AM   #5
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Both of those ideas seem like great advice to me. I know some situations where mice got into hangared airplanes destroyed the wiring in them.


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The moth balls is a good idea. If there's a spare outliet I'd suggest getting an electronic rodent repeller at well. Alos, if the car will not be started regularly I'd suggest adding fuel stabilizer to the tank and topping off.

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Old 10-27-10, 12:00 PM   #6
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Thanks to all
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Old 10-27-10, 12:43 PM   #7
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Tony, I bought 4 pairs of the short pantyhose, fill each one with moth balls, and put one on top each tire, one under the battery, and one on top of the engine and the other ones along side of the furl rail covers. . I also put a bar of Irish Spring under each seat. If you can't use a battery tender remove the battery and put it on a charger at home.
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Good idea,Bill.Is this so the mice will have something to eat besides the wiring & upholstery?
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I've never had to use fuel stabilizer when letting a car sit for a few months. Waste of money in my opinion.
Bill, I can't understand how you could have mice with all the critters you have running around or flying around your property ( Foxes, Hawks and Eagles). Unless they are running and hiding for their lives.
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Here's some footage of Bill clearing his yard of vermin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wf6I...eature=related
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Here's some footage of Bill clearing his yard of vermin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wf6I...eature=related
I almost didn't recognize him in that outfit.
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Here's some footage of Bill clearing his yard of vermin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wf6I...eature=related
The clip of the AA12 Automatic Shotgun is crazy.
I wouldn't be surprized if Bill hasn't looked into that weapon.
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Tony: you might also want to place a few Dry Packs on small plates in the footwells. That will prevent any possible moisture damage.
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