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Old 09-21-2004, 09:06 PM
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Question Winter storage… what to do?

I have a one car garage and as much as I love that truck,…getting into a warm, snow and ice free car at 6 am in February appeals to me quite a lot. I purchased this Arizona truck in the spring and I don’t want to let the salt at it so I’m going to park it in the back yard for the winter.

I don’t really care too much about the tires and she is due for paint but the body is mint and I spent so much time this summer getting it running and running well that I want to tuck her away properly.

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Old 09-21-2004, 10:28 PM
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If you are going to leave it outside, uncovered, make SURE that the drain holes in the doors & rockers are clean & clear of any debris.
Also, take it into Krown & have it oil sprayed.
Park the truck with the front end higher than the back so that the water will drain out of the box.
Check the coolant & adjust as needed to have -45 protection.
Fuel/gasoline stabilizer would be good too.
Mouse pellets! You'll need something inside the cab to repell the little vermine so they don't nest in your upolstery.
And of course, take the battery out.
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Old 09-23-2004, 07:42 PM
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Im with everything Dealford said but I would like to add a few things, if its on grass put the truck on blocks, also make sure the tank if full of fuel and throw the battery in it every 3-4 weeks and start it and allow it to get to operating temperature, helps keep the oil seals lubricated and gets rid of any varmits that may be nesting in your engine bay. My 2 cents.

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Old 09-23-2004, 07:51 PM
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I will be putting mine in my garage and probably be putting it on jack stands and also have a cover for it also.
 
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Old 09-23-2004, 08:14 PM
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Hi Gordon have you found yourself a winter beater yet? Sure would be great to store it, no risk of some dofus running into it during a storm or 2 or 3. Safe and sound at home.

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Old 09-23-2004, 09:32 PM
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Hey Gary...I did see a couple of 4x4 Explorers yesterday in the trader when i finially got it. But now i will wait for tomorrows issue and i hope they are still in there.




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Also put some J-cloths in the end of the exhaust pipes and the top of the carb, it stops the moisture from getting into the engine/exhaust. Saw it on one of the numerous car shows on tv. They also said to loosen the belts a bit to relevie the tension on the power steering and alternator.
 
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Old 10-12-2004, 07:16 PM
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Arrow201....Thanks for the info on putting J-clothes in the exhaust tailpipes and about the loosen the belts!!!
 
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Great advice, thanks all! Let's hope it's a short winter.
 


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