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post #1 of 4 Old 10-08-2013, 05:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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So I am getting my F355 Thursday and was wondering ,do I start this baby every week during the winter and just have it idle for 15 minutes or is there something else I am supposed to do.
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post #2 of 4 Old 10-08-2013, 06:06 AM
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For our 360, we service the necessary fluids, inflate tires to 42psi, attach battery tender (ctek), wash & cover then look forward to springtime. We also keep in neutral with wheel chocks so to move front/back as needed.

Ferrari: 2001 360 Modena Coupe
Other: 2004 C5 Coupe
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post #3 of 4 Old 10-08-2013, 06:47 AM
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I store all my toys for nearly 6 months at a time during the long Cleveland winters. Here's what I do and have never had a single problem:

BATTERY: hook the car up to a battery maintainer/tender (not a battery charger).
GAS: fill the gas tank add a bottle of Stabil.
OIL: I change oil/filter before putting them away so as not to have contaminants sitting in the oil for months on end.
TIRES: this one is simple and most people overkill with solutions - pump the tires up to 50 lbs and let them sit on something soft like a carpet remnant. They may flatspot a little but will get round again after a few minutes of driving. I would not advise putting the car on jack stands unless the stands are placed under the suspension for compression (like it was sitting on the ground). The suspension is designed to hold the weight of the car so there's no need to place it on jack stands.
STARTING - I never start the cars while in storage. If one is going to start a car it should run until up to operating temps. Otherwise you're only introducing condensation into the engine and exhaust system.
MOISTURE - You could put a desicant pack in the interior if desired.
INTERIOR - You may want to condition the leather before storage.
COVER - I cover the cars to keep them relatively dust free.
Lastly, I've never had any issues with drying seals, etc. even with 6 months of storage.

Battery, gas tank and tires are the three most important items.

Cheers.

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post #4 of 4 Old 10-08-2013, 07:30 AM
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+1 Great callout to remember leather treatment before storing. We do 4 treatments a year in an attempt to limit annual "shrinkage".

Ferrari: 2001 360 Modena Coupe
Other: 2004 C5 Coupe
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