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Old 01-16-2010, 08:19 PM
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Great thread. How exactly do you thoroughly wash the underbody?
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Thanks for the information. I will follow all your instruction to maintain my car in all the seasons especially in winter.
Really nice post.
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thanks for the info! i'll refer back to this in a couple months. can't believe summer's over already!!!
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Yup, getting time to avoid the salty a** roads and snow piles.

I hate winter.
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Thanks for the information. I will follow all your instruction to maintain my car in all the seasons especially in winter.
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First of all thank you so much i printed it and itll help so much ill follow it step by step. But i have one more question....

I have a car cover for my Z, i am putting the Z in a garage. My dad works in the garage a lot and might bump it so i was thinking should i put on the car cover while its in the garage or not... i heard that having the cover on holds moisture and moisture makes rust. please answer asap. Thank You
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Whether there could be an issue with moisture buildup would depend on the type of cover. I am using a nonwoven indoor cover made of PP, this should be very breathable. What type of cover do you have?
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BOOOOOOOOOO!


Just parked my baby for the winter in storage...

Fogged the engine and cylinders and shut her down for a few months.

I did find mouse droppings today on the plenum. Must've been there last night as it was freezing and I got her washed yesterday and mustve been a warm hiding place.

What can I do to repel them while in storage? Do dryer sheets really work?
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Originally Posted by rich2342 View Post
BOOOOOOOOOO!


Just parked my baby for the winter in storage...

Fogged the engine and cylinders and shut her down for a few months.

I did find mouse droppings today on the plenum. Must've been there last night as it was freezing and I got her washed yesterday and mustve been a warm hiding place.

What can I do to repel them while in storage? Do dryer sheets really work?
I'm about to go to where my car is a few miles away. Moth ***** keeps the rodents away; they hate the smell. I'm gonna place a few of them on all 4 sides of the car on the ground so they don't come near it.
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For a year long storage, is there any additional precautions I must take?
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Sounds a little over-the-top imo. Fresh oil, full gas tank with fuel stabilizer, inflate tires to almost max pressure and disconnect negative battery terminal. That's about all that needs to be done in my mind.
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Default Preparing my car for winter storage

Just bought a 350z in the spring, not driving it this winter. But it's a US car and we sometimes have fierce Alberta winters in Canada, so what steps should I take to prepare my car for this?

I purchased a car cover, and the car will be kept outside. Does it need a block heater if I am not driving it? Obviously I would start it on days that are nice (if I can, move the tires around so they don't go flat) etc.

I just had an oil change. Disconnect battery? Plugs?

Thanks for any help guys.
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if it's parked outside i'd cover the exhaust tips to keep out critters, mix fuel stabilizer in with a full tank of gas, change the oil, pull the battery & and hook it up to a battery tenderand, definitly put something under the tires so you wont get balds spots, don't start the car all winter

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Threads merged. Let's keep this topic in one awesome thread.

I've been storing Z's for years. I typically have a full tank with a stabilizer (been using SeaFoam lately). I also bought wheel dollies which help with preventing flat spots. Putting a rag in the exhaust tips and then covering it with a plastic bag and rubber band is a good idea. Just make sure you don't do it when the exhaust is warm for obvious reasons.

I also take the battery out of the car and bring it inside in the basement or leave it in the garage AND OFF THE FLOOR. A cold cement floor is not good for the battery.

Finally, I usually do a full detail of the car inside and out before storing it and covering it. I also wash and wax the wheels, but I'm a little **** about that.
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Great post and used it for packing away my Z, my question is this; I'm reading the HANES manual and it lists a bunch of steps for rehooking up a battery, are they needed for the Z or are those for the G35? I removed the battery cause it drops to -40 celcius and that kills batteries when not in use. So in conclusion follow those steps or is there a different process? Plan on putting it on the road in a week
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I'm sure it's too late now, but it's always a good idea to take out the battery and store it indoors and NOT on concrete. The cold environment will drain the battery, as far as I know. I usually keep it on my work bench/table in the garage over the winters. You can also bring it inside and have it stored in your basement.
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I always put mine in our warehouse here at work. I leave the battery in it with a battery retainer. I fill up the gas in it and whenever I go over to put tires in racks and pull returns I start it up and let it run, crank the radio so I have some tunes to listen to. After it's been running for about 15 mins I get in and rev it up, and move it forward and backward as far as I can a couple times. let it sit for a few more mins and then shut it off. Haven't had any problems doing this at all I put it away right before the first snow and it doesn't come out till the salts gone. Have done this with multiple cars and it's been fine.
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