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Thread: Winterizing tips?

  1. #11
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    I have an old set of fossilized tires on an old set of rims that I put on for the winter, as my car is stored in an unheated garage. I take off my lightweight wheels with expensive Hoosiers and put them in my heated basement. And I guess antifreeze is a given? Like others, I use a car cover.
    '97 Caterham Super Sprint, 1700 Crossflow-sold
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    I have not seen any data that indicates higher octane gasoline is more stable. However, I have seen plenty of articles indicating E10 is less stable than ethanol-free gasoline, but it is not a choice in many states.

    An oil change is also a good idea going into storage. You want the rust inhibitors at their strongest as the big temperature swings approach. Nobody wants to hear it, but generally, petroleum oils are more effective at stopping rust than synthetics.

    Blaine

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