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Storing car for the winter

This is a discussion on Storing car for the winter within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Forgot to mention: Any sludge and cr*p in old oil has more of a chance to settle out over an ...

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    Forgot to mention: Any sludge and cr*p in old oil has more of a chance to settle out over an extended period of time. Since you've changed your oil, you won't have this problem. Disconnecting the battery doesn't make any difference if you have a battery tender (maint. charger) - you don't need to. The downside if you disconnect the battery is that the engine computer will lose it's stored air/fuel settings that it learns when running. It will relearn the air/fuel map after you run it a couple of times, but when I had to reset the computer on my T/A it didn't idle or run quite right until after 2 - 3 driving cycles. I guess the guy who recommended putting antifreeze into the windshield washer tank really meant to say put windshield washer fluid into the tank that is already premixed with ethanol/methanol/etc. to give the fluid anti-freezing properties! The other member was right in saying don't put ethylene glycol (radiator) antifreeze into the washer tank because that stuff is bad for your paint.
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    That's why I'm glad I live in Houston, Texas. I don't have to do any of that crap. I don't have to store it. The coldest it'll probally ever get here is maybe mid-30's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02_camaro
    That's why I'm glad I live in Houston, Texas. I don't have to do any of that crap. I don't have to store it. The coldest it'll probally ever get here is maybe mid-30's.
    But the guys who do have to store their cars keep that milage lower .

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    hell yea, and reduce the risk of crashing / getting into a freak accident

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