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Long term GTO storage?

Hey guys, well I need some help with storing the goat for a while and had a few questions. Ill be enlisting in the marine corp and will be heading to boot camp after the holidays and wanted to know the best way to store the goat. Do I need to remove the tires to avoid flat spots or can I just inflate them to 60psi like how they were shipped over here? Also, what other measures do I have to take such as draining the gas tank etc... Thanks guys!!!
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well i would fill the tires up, fill the gas tank so its full ,so no condensation could get in the gas,and put some fuel stabalizer in it ,
unplug the battery,and cover it so no dust gets on it

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Ok thanks brazen!! I heard that the fuel will break down in the tank, lines and engine if left sitting for long periods of time though? Will the fuel stabilizer prevent any problems upon start up?
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It would be nice to have a battery tender on the battery and put the car on jacks the air in the tires will enventuly seep out.



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It would be nice to have a battery tender on the battery and put the car on jacks the air in the tires will enventuly seep out.


Don't just unplug the battery, the battery will still discharge. Refer to the post on this .....https://www.gtoforum.com/f3/battery-14357/

Invest in a battery tender.

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Ok thanks brazen!! I heard that the fuel will break down in the tank, lines and engine if left sitting for long periods of time though? Will the fuel stabilizer prevent any problems upon start up?
ya the fuel will break down after a while,
but when ya put the stabilizer in, start it and let it run for a minute or two,
so it gets in the lines and the engine,
i think the stabilizer is good for 1-2 years,
and last winter i stored my goat for like 5-6 months and all i did was fill it with gas, and it started right up,
but still i would get some stabilizer.
since you might be gone longer,

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The best thing you could do is............... bring it to me and I will take it for short cruises on weekends (HAHA).

Seriously though, put it on jack stands, fill the tank and add stablizer and put a trickle charger on the battery and cover it. Also change the oil and then change it again when you get back.


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Wow, thanks for all the tips guys!!! I didn't even think about changing the oil before I store her but I'll be sure to now. Ok so jackstands, fuel stabilizer and fresh oil- got it. Ill get a good car cover too. Thanks again!! Gonna be hard not driving her for a while but at least I know she'll start right up again without a problem when I get back.
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You could put it in it`s own bubble.
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You could put it in it`s own bubble.
Thats pretty cool but I'm more concerned about taking all the mechanical precautions like tires, fluids etc. Ill probably just get a good car cover for it to prevent dust and stuff, but that bubble would be great for people with classic cars or show cars.

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