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Re: [T3] Fired up the Square

[[[I would avoid storing them dry. That just allows everything to rust. I 
prefer to top up the gas tank to minimize the amount of air in there, 
because natural changes in barometric pressure "breathe" air in and out of 
there and that air brings in humidity which will condense if the temps 
drop. Both oil and gas will keep things from rusting, as long as those 
things are immersed.]]]

Yep, I agree.........half way, anyway.........
I too live in the snow belt, so I have to store gas powered equipment per 
seasons........I leave all fuel tanks full and always use sta-bil additive 
that gets run thru 'em even before the last tank full.......but as far as 
my air cooled yard equipment, they get the oil drained just after last 
running...a new filter installed...then they sit all winter empty. (I 
figure the amount of steel components submerged in old dirty oil is not 
worth leaving old oil in for startup.) Adding new oil before spring startup 
is my season oil change. I read once that opened oil looses some of it's 
lubricating properties after time, so I don't add new until startup. Being 
able to start the motor with fresh, clean, new oil works for me!
Also, I pull the plugs before storage and squirt alotta motor oil into each 
cyl. and crank it over to distribute it thru........

Now, my Impala is a different story....that gets the same gas treatment, 
but I leave the coolant in it during the winter....therefore the oil stays 
in it too.....this way I start it up monthly and let it warm up to 
temp........but it's also in a 50 degree garage all winter.....

Dave Pallo
Hers: '72 Square (in process)
His: '96 Impala SS....Sunny Sunday's only

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