Thread: Will I be ok?
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Old 10-29-2001, 11:36 AM
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I'd get a battery tender and keep it connected. Batteries have a tendency to sulfate if not kept up.

While in neutral, roll the vehicle back and forth just to make sure that the pads are free of the rotor. Don't put the parking brake on.

Some have been known to squirt a little oil in the cylinders, or put in special plugs that suck up the moisture in the cylinder.

Speaking of oil. For the time you will be in storage, I would recommend changing the oil before storing. This is because used oil carries alot of acids that can corrode the internal of the engine. It's the acids and condensation inside of the engine that do most of the damage. This is why short trips trips are harmful to engines. The oil is not brought up to temperature and the water is not burned off. Don't just turn the engine over, DRIVE IT!

Good luck.
Michael LaFleur

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