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Need info on 1 year storage of Jimmy

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Kyburbn, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. Kyburbn

    Kyburbn Registered Member

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    It looks like I will be heading for Korea once again !! I report 21 June 04 and will there for a year. I need to store my Jimmy and I'd like suggestions on the best way. I will have to pull the wheels/tires off and roll it in the garage on a jack or dollies to make it under the door, but it will fit. Once it is in I will tuck it in a corner the best I can. Should I drain the gas from the tank, lines and carb or you some additive to protect it? I have to be able to drive it quickly once I come back in June 05. I don't want to ruin my new carb or engine in anyway. Help !! /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  2. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    I just left mine how it was and 7 months later I charged the batterie and started it up. Not the best thing to do /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     
  3. Resurrection_Joe

    Resurrection_Joe 1 ton status

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    In the latest Fourwheeler they have a guide on this, pick it up! /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    I didn't read it through, but it had lots of stuff and sounded competent
     
  4. 99firehawk

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    Fill the tank and pinch off the fuel line to the carb and let it stall out, gas sitting in carbs gets really nasty. Take off the tires, throw them in the back so they dont rot sitting on the pavement. Id change all your fluids, axles, trans, coolant if its been a while.
    I store my car six months out of the year this is my procedure

    Fill tank with premium.
    Change oil
    Check coolant ph
    Wash and wax car inside outside under hood every nook and crany (3-5 day project)
    Park in garage
    Jack up and put on stands
    pull fuel pump fuse and let it run out of gas in rails
    pop hood and un hook battery and the serp belt (I think it makes life easier on the tensioner)
    Put some desicant inside car in coffe can on floor
    put on car cover.

    When I take it out
    un cover
    hook up battery and belt
    take off stands
    wash and wax
    change oil
    change axle
    change coolant
    check tire pressure
    remove t tops
    get side ways, alot
     
  5. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Willie Worthy has a great checklist on page 96 of the April 2004 issue of Four Wheeler magazine. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. Kyburbn

    Kyburbn Registered Member

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    I think that is the one I just got, I will check it out. Thanks
     

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