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    Question Is 4,000 miles driven a year enough to stop deteriation from

    ok ls1ers i can hear it now just thought id get some opinions, advice , comments, critisicms, insults, or jus get ignored probably!!!!!!
    Heres my situation if anyone cares , i got a 240,000 mile ford had since 1995 daily driver.
    i,m close to retiring, only drive to work and back 20 miles round trip.
    Feel im too old and lazy to learn how to repair and maintain an awesome z28.
    The fords had rack and pinion changed , water pump, radiator, alternator, plugs, battery, brakes, thermostat, BAP sensor, freeze plug, ignition module, fuel filter,valve cover gaskets tightened, egr sensor, wheel bearings, steering wheel tilt bolts tightened, headlight & dash light switch, headlight bulbs, pcv cleaned, plug wires. all these changed and troubleshot by me by me!
    The tranny was rebuilt, and fuel pump changed both by shops.
    I dont want to go through this again with this car too.
    It was over a 15 year period though, i kept it that long.
    This z has air bags, power seat, pw, a.b.s. a.c. heat, 12 cd player cruise control, gas gauge, 4 02 sensors.
    Well just hope this z is more dependable than my old 5.0 was?????
    Just hope i wont have to change all these things and more.
    If i sell the z the 5.0 may break down!
    If i keep em both their only driven maybe 4,000 miles each a year.
    Is it enough to keep em running right and not deteriating from sitting idle?????

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    i'm not an expert, but i'd think driving 4000 mi/yr should be plenty good, but i'd try to spread it out, ...i.e. try driving some in all seasons of the year to keep stuff lubricated, etc. looks like you live in CA, so shouldn't be a problem driving in the winter, unless you're in the high country, mountain areas..

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    I'm not an expert either, but I've had my SS for over 3 years now driving 3,000 or less miles a year. Still starts right up, no problems. I leave it in storage for long periods of time also and still running strong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02ssmaro View Post
    I'm not an expert either, but I've had my SS for over 3 years now driving 3,000 or less miles a year. Still starts right up, no problems. I leave it in storage for long periods of time also and still running strong.
    no wonder it starts and gets all reved up cars got to be a male

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    i drive mine about 750 miles a year and its fine......

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    Cool

    I,m under the theory based on my own experience with my hi mileage ford that i contend its 240,000 miles are cause it was a daily driver for 15 years.
    guess no way to really know.



    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    i drive mine about 750 miles a year and its fine......

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    My car is an 02...21K miles on it...no issues what-so-ever

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    My 00' only gets driven in the summer around 2000 miles a year. No probs as of yet.

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    one of the worst things you can do to a car is not drive it. My car is an 02 with less than 20000 miles and it seems to be ok so far. Also it depends what part of the country you live in . Some places are dryer than others. Tires tend to dry rot faster along with rear main seals bushings windshield wipers ect....

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    I live in NWI...drastic weather changes. I still have the OEM stock tires on the front. Car is immaculate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I live in NWI...drastic weather changes. I still have the OEM stock tires on the front. Car is immaculate.
    Try living in so. calif. near the ocean. The salt water air tears up all the rubber parts or where i live in the southwest desert where the heat dries out the rubber. Thats why most big car collectors store cars in environmentally controlled buildings.

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    Not everyone has that privilege so they use other means to store their cars properly. Coal under the car to absorb moisture...Vaseline on the rubber trim to keep it from drying out...keep the car on jack stands and put the tires inside...

    There are ways if you really want to keep your car immaculate and in show room condition.

    Just takes a little more effort if you're serious about it

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    I don't drive/race the 02 much more than 2-3,000 miles a year and it doesn't seem to suffer any ill consequences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Not everyone has that privilege so they use other means to store their cars properly. Coal under the car to absorb moisture...Vaseline on the rubber trim to keep it from drying out...keep the car on jack stands and put the tires inside...

    There are ways if you really want to keep your car immaculate and in show room condition.

    Just takes a little more effort if you're serious about it
    Or better yet just store the vehicle in a hermedically sealed bag filled with moth balls that should stop any deteriation

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimss View Post
    Or better yet just store the vehicle in a hermedically sealed bag filled with moth balls that should stop any deteriation

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Not everyone has that privilege so they use other means to store their cars properly. Coal under the car to absorb moisture...Vaseline on the rubber trim to keep it from drying out...keep the car on jack stands and put the tires inside...

    There are ways if you really want to keep your car immaculate and in show room condition.

    Just takes a little more effort if you're serious about it
    This.

    You can only slow down deterioration, you can't stop it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimss View Post
    Or better yet just store the vehicle in a hermedically sealed bag filled with moth balls that should stop any deteriation
    Believe it or not they actually make such a product. You lay it on the ground, drive the car over it and then zip it shut. Mainly used for winter or long term storage of classic cars.

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    wonder how good that would be youd think it would develop humidity





    Quote Originally Posted by 67CamaroRSSS View Post
    Believe it or not they actually make such a product. You lay it on the ground, drive the car over it and then zip it shut. Mainly used for winter or long term storage of classic cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denegrader View Post
    wonder how good that would be youd think it would develop humidity
    They sell stuff for that also. It's a type of desiccant...

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