Jump to content

2002 to hibernation


DEZIMADE
 Share

Recommended Posts

I've been thinking the same thing lately.  When I cleaned out my gas tank surface rust appeared VERY quickly.  I chalked that up to clean metal devoid of gasoline attracts moisture from the air.  Therefore best to keep the tank full when not in use, or fill the tank regularly during driving season.

 

Right?  Wrong?

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I hate to be a contrarian--and perhaps I've been lucky for the past 15-20 years, but stash my 02s all winter (Dec-April) indoors, and sometimes my '69 will sit for 8-9 months without my driving it (I know, shame, shame).  

 

I don't really do too much to prepare the cars for storage other than filling the gas tank, making sure there's plenty of air in the tires and covering the car.  I do check on 'em fairly often, but so far they've always started right up after filling the carb's float chamber with gas and perhaps a battery charge.

 

mike

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've been advised from mechanics and other friends with car collections to fill the tank, add fuel stabilizer and run the car for 5-10 minutes to get the stabilizer through the fuel lines.  A full tank enables less moisture to form.

 

Fill the tires to max pressure or just over to prevent flat spots

 

Remove the battery or leave it in,but use a high quality battey maintainer like the ones from Deltran "Battery Tender" (amazon carries them).  Don't buy a crappy one as it will hurt more than help.

 

Pretty simple and logical stuff.  I've had no issues following the above for the long cold NH winters with the 2002 and other long term storage cars (and boats and jetskis) both vintage and new.

 

Depressing topic however.  Hate putting the toys to sleep.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

16 hours ago, ray_ said:

Agreed.

 

Ad non-ethanol fuel if you can.

 

And ethanol fuel conditioner if you can't, all the way to the carb (if equipped ;-) )

 

Agree with Ray.  I never store mine with out converting to non-ethanol fuel.  I run the engine for several minutes to make sure it is circulated the whole way thru the fuel lines and into the engine.  For those who cant get non-ethanol fuel at a local station you can buy it from VP Racing - Vintage fuels in 5 gallon containers. Since doing this I don't have rust forming in the tank over the winter.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

  • Upcoming Events

×
×
  • Create New...