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After 18 months storage

Old 04-02-2019, 04:26 PM
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After 18 months storage

I had to work out of state in 2018 and never got my S out of storage.
So now itís been 18 months since I changed the conventional oil, topped off the fuel and added Sea-Foam.
Any opinions about special cares to take as I prepare to end this extra long hibernation?
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Old 04-03-2019, 01:16 AM
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Change all the fluids once again, drain and refill the gas tank,, and personally, I'd buy new tires due to the possibility of dry rot.Was the car on a battery tender? You may have to buy a new battery as well.
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Old 05-11-2019, 10:19 PM
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Any issues with it? How did things work out?
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Old 05-25-2019, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by cosmomiller View Post
Any issues with it? How did things work out?
Allís well!
Not as bad a last year but my schedule has been crazy enough that it wasnít until today that I took it out of storage.
Put on a battery tender last week. The engine started up as if I had parked her yesterday instead of October 2017.
Leaving town now for a week, so I will resume full insurance coverage when I get back. As a result just drove a little around the neighborhood. Tires look and feel fine. 34-36 psi each (had set at 45 psi when put in storage).
A little nervous as I can find nothing to complain about.
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:30 PM
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Drive it like you stole it. Change the fluids when you get around to it. Complain about taxes.
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Old 05-31-2019, 02:18 PM
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Studies have shown that synthetic oils leave a film on surfaces that dino oils do not. Not sure how the old tires will hold up. I presume the tires are summer high performance and not the usual stuff on storage cars.
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