[DML] Re: overnight running in garage
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[DML] Re: overnight running in garage

I know about a family that died from carbon monoxide poisening from a
car left running in the attached garage. Get some carbon monoxide
detectors and install them in every sleeping area in the house. As for
the car, it sounds like you didn't do any damage. I would just figure
on changing the motor oil a little sooner than usual. I do not advise
idling a car "once-in-a-while" to keep it fresh. If you are not going
to be using the car, say, like, over a winter, remove the fuel and the
battery. Clean the car. Put the car up on jackstands (I refer to it as
"Hover Mode") slather Leatherique Rejuvinator on the leather, and
charge the battery for 1 day once a month. Cover the car to protect it
from things dropping on it and dirt.
David Teitelbaum
vin 10757

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Joseph Kuchan <josephkuchan@...> wrote:
> What should you do now? Thank your lucky stars that 
> a) you have a great car
> b) nothing bad happened to the car ,and 
> c) if your garage is attached to your house you didn't asphixiate
> Joe Kuchan
> To: dmcnews@...: steve10000@...: Mon, 15 Sep 2008 03:42:49
+0000Subject: [DML] overnight running in garage
> Group,Alright, I did something really odd last night. I have one of
those "near perfect" Deloreans, well maintained through the years,
always kept inside, never once have I had any trouble with it, 34K
miles. I have made a habit of driving it to work at least once a week,
and if its bad weather/really cold, I run it in the garage for about
20 min once a week. Oi (synthetic) was changed about 2,000 miles ago.
Anyway....Last night I decided to start it and let it run for 20 min.
I opened the garage door, started it, went inside, and I fell asleep!
The next morning my wife said "Did you mean to run the car all
night?". Well, I went out and found that the garage was very hot, and
I turned off the car. Temp was normal, and there were no leaks of any
sort. After a 3 hour cool down, I checked the fluids, and the oil and
coolant was full. I added some gas (it was very close to empty), and
it started right up, idle was normal and I took a test drive. Since I
worried about the plugs being fouled from a 14 hour idle, I ran it
pretty hard at 3500-5000 rpm for about 30 min on the highway. Not one
problem with acceleration or performance, cooling fans or AC. It
started when hot or cold. So, the car seems to be fine. My question
relates to what I should do now, if anything. I feel so stupid having
done this.stevevin #005983Baltimore, MD


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