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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-15-2003, 08:06 PM
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She cant go!!!!

well got some bad news from the parents today... turns out the new engine and tranny arent going to happen. the Jimmy is going to have to stay home when i go back to school [img]images/graemlins/crybaby.gif[/img]. my parents dont want to deal with the 700mile trip. my sis is giving me her 97 camaro so its not that bad but my baby cant go. anything i should do before its left sitting for around 9 months? should i remove fluids and battery? take off 36's so no flat spots form?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-16-2003, 02:02 AM
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Re: She cant go!!!!

Well I'd just make sure everything is topped off and good to go on the fluids. FILL the gas tank(s) completely up if you can, keeps condensation out. Might add a fuel stabilizer too. Disconnect the battery and put it on one of those $15 trickle chargers from wal-mart. If you're worried about flat spots, just put like 35 or 40 psi in it, and block it up just to where the tires are off the ground. Actually, not sure on that[img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img], might be better to block it up and remove vlave stems. Maybe somebody else will know... (HINT HINT people [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img])

We've got...5 vehicles, I drive one, the other 4 are parked 98% of the time since my dad has a company truck. One is driven once a year, one is taken out like two weekends a month in the summer, another is parked pretty much most of hte time unless my dad needs it for something he can't take his company rig to. My two I rotate between, school = tahoe, summer/farm work time = truck. We don't do anything special, except for fill the gas tanks when we park 'em and put them on those battery tenders. They sit on their own rubber with correct PSIs, haven't had any trouble.
post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-17-2003, 02:05 AM
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Re: She cant go!!!!

i have had a similar situation when i joined the navy i left my truck for 6 months, what i did was i put it up on blocks and took the tires off, covered the hubs and drums with bags filled the gas tank and i left the battery hooked up, not a good idea i had to jump it when i got home, but then it ran fine, i should have disconected but it was kind of short notice, also i covered mine with a huge tarp to put a barrier between it and the elements, but anyways when i got home after 6 months it ran fine started everytime and was great, the onething i should have done when i got home was a tune up, i waited till this last time i went home after 1 year of my baby sitting and it was doggy so i did cap rotor plugs and a new coil and she ran like a dream, (well as good as a 78 with 160,000 miles can) i hope this helps.
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