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Unread 10-20-2007, 10:54 AM   #1
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Long term Storage

Hey guys, I'm about to store my Jeep for about 15 months. It will be stored in a storage unit, not outside. What do I need to do to it before I put it away?

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Unread 10-20-2007, 12:26 PM   #2
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other folks can answer the jeep question in more detail in regards to the engine, but here are a few things that get left of some lists

and brian,
i just wanted to say thank you and wish you a safe boring deployment and a timely return. take care of yourself

As for the jeep:
i would think the best thing id to get some one to drive it every few weeks, but when that is not an option i would include in the list

• remove the battery and attach it to a AC trickle charger
• i would think about jacking it up and onto jack-stands, to take the static weight of the tires and suspension
• make sure it is clean and dry, the soft top is up if it has one but the windows are not fully closed so moisture does not get caught (if you need to close it up for some reason, there are , buy a bag of that silicon crystal cat little and pour it in a tray and set it inside, it will help absorb and stabilize moisture
• clean and flip windshield wipers away from the windshield
• if you care about the paint, wash and wax it, that will make cleaning it after you come back smoother
•grease all you greas points

folks with more engine and fluids knowledge can talk about the rest
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Unread 10-20-2007, 01:32 PM   #3
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like Rivka said.......plus i'd go through and :

-change the oil
-change the anti-freeze
-change your trans fluid if its an auto (however do not change it if it has been more than 60,000miles since it was last changed)
-add some fuel stabilizer to your fuel tank


that's as far as i can think but im sure someone else will have some more
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Unread 10-20-2007, 01:41 PM   #4
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i've always been confused by the fuel thing, some folks say drain it all out with a syphon, others say top it off and add stabilizer.

anyone who really knows there stuff wanna state pros and cons?
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Unread 10-20-2007, 02:37 PM   #5
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i've always been confused by the fuel thing, some folks say drain it all out with a syphon, others say top it off and add stabilizer.

anyone who really knows there stuff wanna state pros and cons?

My best guess would be to keep the tank full with stabilizer in it. I think that is to help prevent moisture from acumulating in the tank and rusting it out.

By the way, thanks for all the advice!
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Unread 10-20-2007, 05:12 PM   #6
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My jeep is almost 16 months old and as of right now it has 660 miles on it.With its age and milage you can tell it is stored quite a bit(all winter,in the garage,under a cover).Only thing I do is top off the tank with fresh gas and add the fuel stabilizer.I start it once every few months to circulate the fluids.In the spring it will get its first oil change.
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