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Old 07-29-2016, 08:29 AM   #1
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Storage

I know it's still early in the summer for this question. Can I get some advice on how and what I need to do to my Stingray for storage this winter? I will be keeping her in my garage that is fully insulated and covered up for the winter. Any advice and input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 07-29-2016, 10:36 AM   #2
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I make sure the oil has been recently changed. Wash/wax, attach battery tender, and cover. Living in Kansas we get several days from Thanksgiving thru April when the roads are clear and weather is above 40 if you want to drive. Check tire pressure after storage and before driving. I don't necessarily trust the monitors on the early outings.
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Old 07-29-2016, 11:29 AM   #3
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I make sure the oil has been recently changed. Wash/wax, attach battery tender, and cover. Living in Kansas we get several days from Thanksgiving thru April when the roads are clear and weather is above 40 if you want to drive. Check tire pressure after storage and before driving. I don't necessarily trust the monitors on the early outings.
I do the above, plus:
  • Crack windows slightly
  • Put charcoal/desiccant in a pan, inside (fight moisture)
  • Park on flat-stoppers (from race ramps)
  • Steel wool in exhaust (in case of critters)
  • Put removal checklist on drivers seat reminding me (or others) of all these things
  • Ensure garage thermostat is set to 52F minimum
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Old 07-29-2016, 12:41 PM   #4
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I crack windows also. I like the steel wool in the exhaust idea.
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Old 07-30-2016, 06:24 AM   #5
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Thanks for the advice so far. What about adding anything to the fuel to fight the moisture that may build up inside the tank? Also the battery tender that I have, does it stay plugged in all the time while the car is stored? And looks like it gets plugged into the trunk outlet and the trunk lid is shut with the wire hanging down the side of the car, is this correct? Over inflate the tires is my last question, if so how much?
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Old 07-30-2016, 11:28 AM   #6
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Personally, I never add anything like Stabil to fuel for any vehicles or implements, mowers, pressure washers, etc. I leave gas in my mower over winter and never have problems. I run snow blower empty. I never over inflate tires. I have a compressor and add if needed. As far as tender, it can stay plugged into the outlet in the back and left plugged in. It will not work on the outlet up front because that is on one of the circuits like radio that die after several minutes to prevent drain on battery. The instructors at Spring Mountain said to run the cord for the charger through one of the windows and then put a bath towel on top before closing the window. The purpose is to prevent damage to the seal around the trunk. I ran a tender on an '08 through the hood opening, closed it carefully and never had a problem with a seal so not sure the window approach is needed.
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Old 08-11-2016, 07:55 PM   #7
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I live in NY and stored my Camaro 1LE in my garage (insulated but not heated). I parked my car on 1/2" rubber mats to keep the tires from touching the cement floor (along with most everything else listed above).
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Old 08-15-2016, 11:57 AM   #8
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I use a zippered bag (google "car bag"). Drive the car over it and cover it.


Pull the cover over it and zip it up. I run the battery tender wire thru the end of the zipper and duct tape it to keep out mice.
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Old 08-16-2016, 08:17 AM   #9
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Is there a spot that the battery tender runs through that I am missing? To me it looks like I will have to partially close trunk to run the wire out of it.
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Is there a spot that the battery tender runs through that I am missing? To me it looks like I will have to partially close trunk to run the wire out of it.
Just shut the trunk.
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Old 08-17-2016, 09:06 AM   #11
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Man, after reading all this I feel pretty lucky to live in the deep south, we get to drive our Corvettes all 12 months of the year........
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