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I will be storing my cars over winter (or most of them)

This year, my STS will be the beater car for work and running around in, with the Range Rover for severe winter weather, and my wife just sticks to her Deville and drives as little as possible, but with a 25 mile drive to work she has difficulty.

I have to store The Phaeton, The Vectra, The Astra (may have a buyer), The ESV and The 114GTa (one guy is makng an appointment to view, so im going to fix the central locking, and detail it before he gets here on Monday).

Any Tips anyone?

Because my new garages are not finished, i will be storing the ESV and the Phaeton in my barn (its sealed and mouse free, but we do have a couple of Bats LOL) I will be taking the wheels off, what abotu the situationo n oil, fuel, tranny fluid, water etc?
 

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I consider "long term storage" more than 12 months. I have a couple cars that get stored in winter. All I do is change oil, fill the fuel tanks & park them. Come spring, I disable the ignition system & crank the engine until it's well oiled (four 20 second long cranks does it, letting the starter cool for 60 seconds between cranks), then fire them up & "drive 'em like a rental!" I've never had a fuel problem, or flat spots on the tires.
 

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Well one of them may get used, the ESV, come Christmas time, because i can fit seven people in her, otherwise, they will be stored all winter (until about February-March, i will fill the tanks and change the oil this week.
 

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mccombie_5 said:
Well one of them may get used, the ESV, come Christmas time, because i can fit seven people in her, otherwise, they will be stored all winter (until about February-March, i will fill the tanks and change the oil this week.
McCombie,
You have so many cars! If I recall you have kids. Do they drive? These aren't really collector cars. Why so many, plus all the garage space.:hmm:

I have a '72 Corvette that I store. I put a gasoline stabilizer and change the oil in the spring.
 

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McCombie,
You have so many cars! If I recall you have kids. Do they drive? These aren't really collector cars. Why so many, plus all the garage space.:hmm:

I have a '72 Corvette that I store. I put a gasoline stabilizer and change the oil in the spring.
I know, its a nasty habit i have, i just cant stop!

I have one son who drives,my younger son turns 17 in January, but is basically driving now, i let him take the car to college a couple of times, this is of course *cough* illegal *cough* but i trust him plenty, my daughter is 15 now, and can drive in two years, again, she is driving my cars, but mainly my wife and I are the only ones who drive them.

The way it goes:

Me:

Cadillac STS
Cadillac ESV
VW Phaeton
Vauxhall Vectra (beater)
(occasionally the Rover 114, but that was my older son's, also, for sale)
Range Rover (i use tis off road and on site inspections, it is not an "on roader")

Claire:

Cadillac DHS
'04 BMW 545i Touring (giving that to older son for Christmas)
Vauxhall AStra (beater, also, for sale)

My son has a Vauxall Corsa SXi, but he will be getting a BMW as mentioned, my younger son was going to get the Eldo, but i sold it on Sunday, the guy is collecting this evening

Im having a clear out as you can tell, the Astra, Corsa (son is selling it anyway), Rover 114, and the Eldo are going, i didnt intend to sell the Eldo, but a man with wads fo cash approached me for it.
 
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