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Old 10-18-2018, 01:30 PM   #1
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Winter storage!!! (1st winter with Camaro)

Hi everyone! Hope you are doing well. Sad to say but winter is coming up pretty quickly. As this is my first winter with my Camaro I need some tips on storage. What do you all recommend me to do?
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:38 PM   #2
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store inside? outside? AC power avail?

need more info....
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:47 PM   #3
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store inside? outside? AC power avail?

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Planning on storing get inside my garage throughout the winter. AC power is available in the garage
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:52 PM   #4
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wash it/cover optional
inflate tires to 40
fill with 90+ octane, for one winter, sta bil not needed, but ok if you want
put a $30 battery tender on batt, connect thru the front engine bay
do not start the car until youre ready to use it again.
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:56 PM   #5
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https://www.camaro6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=509495

https://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=254887

https://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23114

https://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23114

https://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=421737

Go up to the search pulldown and type 'winter storage' into the Google search field (the threads & posts search sucks). Several pages of threads will come up giving you all the information, and disinformation, you will need
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Old 10-18-2018, 04:06 PM   #6
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Hello Michibro. Here is the list of things I do.

Wash / Wax the outside.
Vacuum / Clean the inside thoroughly.
I turn air re-circulation on so it shuts the vent to the outside.
Fill the gas tank full.
I put a fuel stabilizer in it before I drive it home from the gas station.
Change the oil.
This year I also changed the diff fluid and trans fluid but it is not necessary.
Put it on jack stands on all 4 corners. I use rubber blocks between the jack stands and the frame.
Remove wheels.
I also remove the windshield wipers. Probably not necessary I just like the overkill.
Install trickle charger.
Shove towels or what have you in the exhaust pipes (remember to remove these in the spring)
I have a plastic cover I put on it.
Then say goodnight and let her hibernate for the winter.
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Old 10-18-2018, 04:36 PM   #7
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This is why the Camaro6 forums is my go to for questions thanks guys
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Old 10-18-2018, 04:41 PM   #8
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I fill the Gas full, pull it into the garage, and walk away for 3 months.
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Old 10-18-2018, 05:02 PM   #9
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Hello Michibro. Here is the list of things I do.
Put it on jack stands on all 4 corners. I use rubber blocks between the jack stands and the frame.
Remove wheels.
I have a plastic cover I put on it.
Then say goodnight and let her hibernate for the winter.
A few things.
Suspension is not designed to be stored full droop. Puts strain on bushings.
This step is controversial........I never have done it and no problems.
Why remove wheels? If you are worried about flat spotting, (Not really an issue with modern tires stored for a few months) just pump up the pressure if you are really worried.

Now, what if your house caught fire? How would you move the car out? (I know, not a great possibility but hey, you never know)

Plastic cover? You want that to breath and not trap moisture.

People really over due storing a car for a few months. Relax!
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Old 10-18-2018, 05:03 PM   #10
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I fill the Gas full, pull it into the garage, and walk away for 3 months.
Yup, more important things to worry about!
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Old 10-18-2018, 05:54 PM   #11
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Be sure to include an oil change before you put it away. You don't want old oil with possible contamination on the engine parts. I've always done that with my boat even though not many hours on it (455 Olds).
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:02 PM   #12
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Be sure to include an oil change before you put it away. You don't want old oil with possible contamination on the engine parts. I've always done that with my boat even though not many hours on it (455 Olds).
Just got my oil changed and probably going to put another 200 miles from now till storage. Will the oil be fine?
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:12 PM   #13
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Just got my oil changed and probably going to put another 200 miles from now till storage. Will the oil be fine?
it will be fne......
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:22 PM   #14
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Take the battery out and store inside your house. I used to be an advocate for just hooking up the battery tender, did it forever on my Harley’s, but last year I put the Camaro on a tender and in spring, it started just fine, but after about a month the battery was shot. Would die intermittently. Only 7k miles on it at the time. 😡
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