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Old 11-07-19, 07:09 PM   #11
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fuel stabilizer such as Stabil.
Get weight off tires *IE jack stands) or use FlatStoppers.
Wouldn't hurt to crank it every few mo either

Storing a car is already going to cost you. Do it right <img src="https://www.iwsti.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />

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Yep totally have to also vote for the jack stands to take the weight off the tires. I’m a Cali boy that lived in Chicagoland for 5 years, and every winter I stored my Cali car to avoid the salt and started driver the beater...

As mentioned above, fuel stabilizer, up on jacks is what I did, tho I had the luxury to start and idle the car a couple of times a month for giggles...
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Old 11-07-19, 08:15 PM   #12
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Starting and idling the car without burning off the moisture is worse than not starting it at all.

I store cars with ethanol. My S2000 is at about a year now, but I've done 8 months with either car before.
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I did let it idle for 30 min...not sure that helped, but of course it’s no substitute for real driving.

So it’s have been better to just let it sit?

This was my old Corolla tho, not my Subie, lots of things I had to learn from playing with that car.
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Thanks for all the replies. I'm going to add some fuel stabilizer and disconnect the battery. I have aftermarket wheels and summer tires on now that I'll switch with the stock Enkei w/ all seasons so no worries about ruining my good set. I'll be close enough to the storage facility that I can visit every once in a while, but will refrain from starting until the spring. It'll only be about a 3 month hibernation so I'm not too worried.
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The 30 minutes of idle, especially in cold only added water to your engine. I would not start unless you plan to drive. You can prime the oil when you go to start so that oil is where it needs to be prior to any load.
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I have aftermarket wheels and summer tires on now that I'll switch with the stock Enkei w/ all seasons so no worries about ruining my good set. I'll be close enough to the storage facility that I can visit every once in a while

On wheels - If you visit, push it a few feet to a different spot on the tire It's better than nothing - should have written that's what I do with the boat.
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