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putting the car away

This is a discussion on putting the car away within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; alright, im putting my 98 T/A away for the winter, what all should i do to get her ready?? what ...

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    putting the car away

    alright, im putting my 98 T/A away for the winter, what all should i do to get her ready?? what do you guys do?

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    well, I'm in cali but my bird has seen storage in the winter time cause of rain and repairs. But generally these are my procedures.

    1. Park on strips of carpet to make sure your tires will be ok
    2. Top of your tank to prevent condensation and fill with stabil.
    3. Change your oil to fresh oil.
    4. Change your coolant out to fresh coolant. Make sure you use distilled water and fresh dexcool.
    5. crack your windows
    6. Remove your battery and place on a trickle charger for the winter.
    7. Wash and put a fresh coat of wax to keep the paint protected and fresh
    8. Place under a car cover

    I know I may be forgetting something but those are the basics for storage.

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    may i ask why you crack your windows, and i changed my oil about 1500 miles ago with mobil 1, and i flushed my coolant system about 3 or 4 months ago, so they should be alright for the winter, right??

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    i've always heard crack the windows just so it doesnt get stale smelling in the interior.
    also, i would think the windows could stick to the seals after sitting up against them for so long, making them possibly tear when you roll the window down for that first summer drive.

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    dont forget the battery tender also.

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    I always put a little extra air in the tires if it's not on jack stands. Helps reduce flat spots in the spring.

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    what i would do ischange the oil. go out and get a grease gun if you dont have one or take it to a shp and lub ub everything. get something to block of the tail pipes. put some vianl conditioner on the dash and all other interior parts(if you have leather use leather conditioner) clean the car and put a good coat of wax on it i would use some nu finish for storage. then go get a winterizer fuel treat ment like stabil and run about a half tank through your car. put it up on jackstands and take off the tires and deflate them to around 10 psi. and get an expensive car cover. oh and get some rubber/ vinal treatment and put it on ALL of your seals around the doors, rear hatch, and t-tops. and if its going to be in a garage with a heater take off the t tops, crack the windows and maybe the doors so its not so bad on the seals.

    just what i would do

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