[DML] Re: 3 Month Storage
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[DML] Re: 3 Month Storage



If you are 100% sure it's only 3 months:

Drain the tank, or at least get it as low as you can. I'm not a fan 
of a full tank on a stored DeLorean - it seems to cause more problems 
than it solves. Condensation is not a big deal with a plastic gas 
tank, and old gas tends to eat up the rubber parts. Plus - when you 
re-start the car you have an entire tank of old gas to burn up. 

Do an oil change.

Unhook the battery, or better, remove it and put it on a battery 
tender.

Cover it. 

Dave Swingle

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Todd Nelson <tan5732@xxxx> wrote:
> List:
> 
> It looks like I will be needing to store my Delorean for around 
three months, is there any preparation I should be doing for a semi 
long-term storage such as this.  I'm planning on filling up the gas 
tank to reduce condensation buildup, removing the battery, parking on 
a tarp to keep moisture off the underbody, covering the car with a 
breathable car cover, and heavily using good leather conditioner on 
the leather areas of the seats.  I would also like to place a 
desiccant inside to reduce moisture, but am not sure where to find 
one, any ideas?  Also note the car will be in a garage the entire 
time.  Does this sound like enough preparation?  Also, is there 
anything I should know about firing the car up when I get back?  
Other than squirting some oil in the cylinders.
> 
> Thanks,
> Todd Nelson
> 1561, Vermont







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