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Old 02-10-2009, 09:23 PM   #16
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Half a tank of premium gas, turn it on every 2-4 weeks, let it run till the engine warms up, take it for a 10 min spin, back to garage.
Oh, my baby only sees sunshine. It doesn't like salt, snow or rain.

I'll start her up and rock her back and forth, but thats it.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:45 PM   #17
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No offense singe, but that's not good advice. If you're not actually going to drive the car for a while and have it reach operating temp, its better to just leave it.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:19 AM   #18
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No offense singe, but that's not good advice. If you're not actually going to drive the car for a while and have it reach operating temp, its better to just leave it.
Now that`s great advice.

To run the car at idle for a few hours does more harm then good.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:27 AM   #19
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^^^ Parked my vert early nov. Havent touched it since! once the bed sheats and tarp were thrown on it, Sweetdreams! I was planing on taking it into the shop very soon to get painted but then we recievd this bullshit snow! so now im stuck once again waiting for the roads to clear up!

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Old 02-23-2009, 12:29 PM   #20
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so when is a good time to take the car back out of storage??? i figure most people do the April 1st idea... im debating possibly march break holidays bust it out

whats everyone else plan?
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Old 02-23-2009, 01:00 PM   #21
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Majority .. I believed.. in April.

I took my out 1st week of May last year,
this year I am contemplating early April, weather permitting.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:25 PM   #22
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For those not starting the car for the whole winter, anyone is planning to remove the spark plugs and put some upper cylinder lubricants into before cranking the engine?

I forgot to put fuel stabilizer in Nov. and my cabrio is sitting in my non-heated garage for the past 4 months. The only thing I have it connected to a Motomaster battery charger. Now before I do my first cranking of the engine, I'm looking for ideas / suggestions to help with the engine start.

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Old 03-29-2009, 11:56 AM   #23
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Pulled it out last weekend. New plugs, filter, and oil.

Top was down yesterday. A little chilly but worth it.

I'm glad to see spring here, the grass greening, and my car on the road.
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Old 03-29-2009, 05:25 PM   #24
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Did you warm up the engine before changing the oil? I guess the rule is warmed oil is easier to drain. However, an engine without running for the whole winter is probably going to be bone dry in some areas.

Some people suggested removing the spark plugs and put some lubricants / engine oil into the cylinders before the first crank. Is it worth doing this?

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Pulled it out last weekend. New plugs, filter, and oil.

Top was down yesterday. A little chilly but worth it.

I'm glad to see spring here, the grass greening, and my car on the road.
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