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soon will be putting my baby away for the winter very soon..just a few questions if you please.
firstly i can only really find 5w 30 oil here in sweden..i used that last year (mobil 1). now is this really ok to use? they recomend 5w 20 dont they?
secondly when in storage is it best to not start all? is it ok to leave it say 6 months without starting it? the car will be kept in a warm garage on wooden blocks (to prevent tire flat spotting)
i was also thinking maybe putting some plastic bags over the exhaust tips to prevent any moisture entering the motor.
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Most people that will be starting it while in storage use a battery tender/minder that keeps the battery charged.
Here's a couple I don't see mentioned in the article. Don't use your parking brake and leave it in Nuetral. Parking brake use could cause the pads to stick/corrode to the rotors and leaving the car in gear could make it really hard to get out of gear later on.
08 S197 GT Auto: FRPP Strut Tower Brace, FRPP Bullitt CAI, Bama 91-P Tune, VBX remaned valve body with Superior Transmission Shift Kit.
Pending upgrades: Shaftmasters Aluminum 3.5" DS, FRPP 3.73 gears, Axle back exahust (?)
Originally Posted by LostBoyz
if you are getting 29mpg in your 5.0, you aren't driving it correctly
I've been storing cars over the winter for years. Used to store my Thunderbird outside all winter, I would just change the oil, unhook the battery, put it up on jackstands and put mothballs under the car and in the engine bay to keep mice out (didn't really work though).
The Mustang gets an (unheated) garage to hibernate in, usually ends up on jackstands because I'm working on stuff, but otherwise I just change the oil shortly before storage, unhook the battery, and that's about it. If it's indoors there's not as much to worry about.
5W-30 is fine. Starting your car while in storage is not a good idea as you'll never run it long enough to burn off the condensation. Put a battery tender on it and leave it be. Moth ***** on the outside and dryer sheets on the inside will help keep the critters away.
2011 Mustang GT Automatic 401A Premium
Boss Intake, Circle D 4C converter, American Racing 1 7/8 Longtubes and off road x-pipe, Kooks catback, BMR lowering springs, BMR lower control arms, BMR control arm relocation brackets, BMR adjustable panhard bar, BMR adjustable upper control arm and mount, Strange adjustable shocks/struts
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