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Old 14 Mar 2010, 08:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Guys hi to you all. I have a question i drive a 2008./2009 wrxsti. I will be off island for a period of no less than four months. What can i do interms of protecting or stowage of the car for that time i wont be home? The car is already in a garage and i already keep it covered. My question is in regards to the engine tires and so forth.
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Old 14 Mar 2010, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hiya Glyne, did you get your fuel issue sorted out at all? and as for your question above, i'd like to know a complete 'off road' storage to do list too. Perhaps you could post up a new thread on the subject to get everyones attention.

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Guys hi to you all. I have a question i drive a 2008./2009 wrxsti. I will be off island for a period of no less than four months. What can i do interms of protecting or stowage of the car for that time i wont be home? The car is already in a garage and i already keep it covered. My question is in regards to the engine tires and so forth.
Over the winter period I have my 02 Impreza in the garage. All i do is disconnect the leads from the battery.
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Old 18 Mar 2010, 07:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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what about brakes, fuel etc, any problems over a 4 month period?
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Old 18 Mar 2010, 08:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If you have problems with the car standing for a couple of months, I would worry about why?

Mine has been in storage most winters for a few months, all I do is disconnect the battery.

Just check the fluid levels before firing. One thought maybe to crank the engine over without firing to ensure oil pressure is available as you would do after an oil change.
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I have no problems Andrew. "Starts up 1st time" All I do is re connect the battery leads and let the engine tick over for a couple of minutes so the oil can circulate.
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Old 18 Mar 2010, 11:43 AM   #7 (permalink)
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this link may be useful

How to Store a Car - wikiHow
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Found this.

Good idea! If you can "Release the parking brake".
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Good idea! If you can "Release the parking brake".
i did wonder if the brakes could seize due to handbrake being on.
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Old 18 Mar 2010, 08:24 PM   #10 (permalink)
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brakes can seize in any car if the handbrake is left on - especially on drum brakes.
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Old 19 Mar 2010, 07:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks to all of you. You guys are great , will follow the advice from the recommeded link. Thanks again
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Hiya Glyne, did you get your fuel issue sorted out at all? and as for your question above, i'd like to know a complete 'off road' storage to do list too. Perhaps you could post up a new thread on the subject to get everyones attention.

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Yea will get it sorted out going to have my ecu remapped for the octane on island thanks again
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