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Old 11-17-2005, 06:10 PM   #31
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Better late then never

true, true...thanks dude. It's funny that as I was watching tv last night, i saw a commercial for Sta-Bil gas stabilizer...i don't remember seeing that before...did you have someting to do with it?
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Old 12-04-2007, 03:19 AM   #32
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forgot to sticky this thread this year. "Better late than never."
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Old 12-07-2007, 01:14 AM   #33
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I just heard about this.It is nice.Is it gives a fresh look ever?I cannot believe this.
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Old 01-06-2008, 02:34 PM   #34
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The only suggest I can add is leave the car in 2nd gear (for all us MT guys, 1st gear for guys who have a dogleg transmission). This keeps the transmission selector rod pushed in as far into the transmission as it can be. Keeps it from getting corroded and keeps that transmission seal working better come spring.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:04 AM   #35
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So much things to take into consideration it almost makes me want to just drive the car once a week or so in the winter lol!
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:13 AM   #36
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^^lucky you. for me to drive my car in the winter involves a border crossing, a 5 hour long drive, re-installation of wheels/battery/lighting systems, flushing fluids and then realizing i still can't go anywhere cause i dont have winters.

but its ok, winter sucks, but i got another bmw for that.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:28 PM   #37
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Where can i find trickle chargers? can i put it on the battery even when the battery is in the car?
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Old 02-09-2010, 02:03 AM   #38
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Be sure to put the stabilizer in the tank before topping it up in order to give it a good mixing. Run the car for a good 5-10 minutes to make sure the stabilizer gets through the fuel line and injector system.
Just a quick question. I end up driving my car once a month for a good hour. But its basically in storage for a good 6 months. should i add stabalizer? Should I fill the tank after every use as well?
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:59 PM   #39
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Trickel chargers can be found at canadian tyre. Put in stabilizer if it's sitting for a month or more. Less than that I wouldn't bother.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:23 AM   #40
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question regarding "placing plastic under the car"... this is the first iv heard of it, cant you have a big old rug underneath, would that prevent the moisture too?

Iv always used a thick piece of rug under each tire, KEEP IN MIND, if the rug gets wet someway somehow, the moisture will damage your tires more then having it sitting on concrete
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:48 PM   #41
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question regarding "placing plastic under the car"... this is the first iv heard of it, cant you have a big old rug underneath, would that prevent the moisture too?

Iv always used a thick piece of rug under each tire, KEEP IN MIND, if the rug gets wet someway somehow, the moisture will damage your tires more then having it sitting on concrete
A rug would be bad. Concrete will always let moisture come up from the ground (unless it is fully sealed - epoxy coating). This is a general practice, and really depends on the water table in your area.

Carpet pieces or large foam for the tires are important to insulate the tires from the cold concrete.

This is the same reason, most seasoned carpet installers don't recommend hardwood or laminate flooring in the basements. Carpet with an good underpad will still breathe.
For hardwood/ laminate in the basement, you need some kind of thermal and moisture break - raised floor, with that plastic dimples on the back.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:55 AM   #42
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When do you guys usually store your cars? This is my first year of storing my new-to-me E90 - with the E46 it was one the road 365 days a year - Im guessing mid november?>
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:02 PM   #43
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When do you guys usually store your cars? This is my first year of storing my new-to-me E90 - with the E46 it was one the road 365 days a year - Im guessing mid november?>

For me, as soon as the salt hits the road, time to bring it in. The rust on my acura would stay pretty much the same all summer, then the first salting, and wow, the sheet metal would start crumbling!
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