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Old 12-10-2011, 01:22 PM
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to start or not to start?

So I'm storing the S2k for winter.... My question is, is it better to start and run it weekly, or better to just have one cold start in the spring? I live in Cleveland, so our winters are quite cold at times.
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:54 PM
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I would run it just to cycle everything threw especially if you run it all the time. And change fluids before storing it. Just my 2 cents
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:54 PM
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If you're going to start and run it weekly, make sure you do a good 30 min drive so that everything gets to full operating temperature. No start and 5 min stop, that a recipe for engine wear and condensation to remain in your exhaust system (will speed rusting in the system). If that's not possible put a battery tender on it and start it up in spring.
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Old 12-10-2011, 03:31 PM
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My S2K is under a cover, but i remote start it every week or so and run for 20 mins, after i lift the front and back off of the cover.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:57 AM
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I run mine.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:13 AM
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Here is a good write up on start up after storage and NOT doing a cold start throughout the winter.

http://forums.s2kca.com/showthread.p...+after+storage

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Old 12-12-2011, 09:08 AM
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That's a pretty good write up....thanks for the heads up mlc!
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