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Old 10-22-2003, 11:12 AM
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What to do for winter storage

Puting My 79 grand pric away for winter and breaking out the snowmobiles. What are some things I should do to her to help her hibernate?

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Old 10-22-2003, 11:23 AM
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I can never let mine sit for very long!!! But when I have to I make sure of the usual- fresh oil change, antifreeze change or at least check for freeze point and level, I put a 'battery tender' on the battery to keep it up to charge, and I put some gas stabilizer in the tank with fresh gas. You'll get a lot of suggestions on this- I guess it depends on the severity of the winter and the actual time it will be left. Don't forget to clean him, polish and wax to protect the finish also!!
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Put some Sta-Bil in the gas along with some Marvel Mystery Oil.
It keeps it fresh, park it with a full tank.
About once a month bump it over to change the valve springs from getting weak esp. if it has a big cam and keep the seats from rusting.
If its outside put some baggies over the exhaust pipes to stop the wind from blowing thru.
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Old 10-23-2003, 11:21 AM
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I drian all fluids, close the valves, fill the chambers with ATF, tape off the ports, set the carb into a bucket of WD-40, loosen the belts, jack it off the springs,cover the pipes to keep critters out, cover it with a water tight cover and store it in the shop.
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Winter Doun time

Clean it, then wax and polish the chrome. The battery tender cable its a great idea and makes keeping the battery charged easier too. The gas stabilizer is a good idea, Marvel Mystery oil or Sta-Bil, just do something with this stuff they call gas nowadays, its noting like it once was and will need stabilizing. I start mine up and let the engine come up to temperature, I don't just turn it over, I want to hear that engine run a while. I do not drain all the fluids, but an oil change and full tank of gas is a good idea. I don't pull my carb or loosen the belts and I park it on carpet samples and run a fan under the body to cut down on condensation.


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