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    Car into semi-storage

    I am considering moving my '01 T/A to our condo in Florida (garaged) and using it when we're down there. The car has 28k miles on it, and was stored in CT for winters. Summer usage has dwindled to about 1500 miles a year.

    In FL I would probably drive it for a week every four to six months, maybe for a month in the winter. Are there any issues other than fuel and the battery that I should consider? (Seals, bushings, tires etc)

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    I've heard that is isn't recommended to let the car sit for long periods of time without starting it for that very reason. You want to keep all the internals lubricated properly.

    I store mine in the winter for about 6-7 months, depending on weather. I start it usually once every 2 weeks and let it run 15-20 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I've heard that is isn't recommended to let the car sit for long periods of time without starting it for that very reason. You want to keep all the internals lubricated properly.

    I store mine in the winter for about 6-7 months, depending on weather. I start it usually once every 2 weeks and let it run 15-20 minutes.
    Yeah I have heard some horror stories with storing a car for months on end. I heard so many people buying used ls1 camaros with under 10 miles for like 35k, then having problems with the motor. Car parts must be lubed well. I think when people mean "storage" they start it once a week and drive it when there is no salt on the ground.
    "Life is to short to drive a slow car"

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