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OK - Old guy who has been playing with old cars ( 60s - 70s ) who took a leap and bought a 2012 V Wagon. I have been using non ethanol gas in the old cars for winter storage ( winter in Ohio sucks) - what do I want to put in the V for storage. Thanks in advance
 

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how long will it sit, will you start it up and drive it all?
if its just going to sit a little marine fuel stabilizer wouldnt be a bad idea
tank is plastic and if you are in a somewhat climate controlled parking just leave half a tank of stabilized fuel in there.
Put the stabilizer in the fuel and drive it around a bit to mix it in the tank and get some through the fuel system
 

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CETK battery tender, fresh oil change and AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer. I just can't leave it for months and not running. So, I run it to operating temperature weekly.
You really need to drive the car for fifteen - thirty minutes. Get all the fluids up to operating temperatures including the transmission and rear diff.

Rob - why only half a tank? Why not a full tank with stabilizer so there is no air with moisture in that tank?
 

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i'm in NJ and my usual steps to winter storage are:

Fill tank (add fuel stabilizer at gas station and drive home to allow mixing)
Overinflate tires by 2-3 psi
Wash car, desiccant inside the car
Battery tender and then cover car

some people warm the car regularly but i feel this is unnecessary if you aren't going to drive it to get the trans, diff fluid up to temp as well. so just let sleeping dogs lay until it comes out of hibernation in spring.
 

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You really need to drive the car for fifteen - thirty minutes. Get all the fluids up to operating temperatures including the transmission and rear diff.

Rob - why only half a tank? Why not a full tank with stabilizer so there is no air with moisture in that tank?
metal tank especially in a non-climate controlled storage would get some condensation, plastic and in a climate control no chance of condensation
its only a couple months but this way come spring time he has less old fuel to run down to fill back up with some fresh stuff. especially if that ethanol free is mid or low grade. Also if he plans on topping off and running ethanol based fuel come spring time

similar idea to storing boats
 

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While I understand, and this is merely an anecdote, how long does it really take to get through a tank of gas in these cars, lol?
i hear you on that lol
i just dont like to mix because you will never mix good gas with old gas
mixing octane levels is a different thing all together
 

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OK - Old guy who has been playing with old cars ( 60s - 70s ) who took a leap and bought a 2012 V Wagon. I have been using non ethanol gas in the old cars for winter storage ( winter in Ohio sucks) - what do I want to put in the V for storage. Thanks in advance
SEAFOAM! Much better than stabilizer. Can use in the fall to stabilize and in the spring to refresh the fuel.
 
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Usually winter is for building your car up.
this winter is the Corvettes turn

how long will it sit, will you start it up and drive it all?
if its just going to sit a little marine fuel stabilizer wouldnt be a bad idea
tank is plastic and if you are in a somewhat climate controlled parking just leave half a tank of stabilized fuel in there.
Put the stabilizer in the fuel and drive it around a bit to mix it in the tank and get some through the fuel system
sits all winter Nov. to March - heated shop - with the old cars I fill the tank with non ethanol gas and stabilizer. thanks for the reply...

metal tank especially in a non-climate controlled storage would get some condensation, plastic and in a climate control no chance of condensation
its only a couple months but this way come spring time he has less old fuel to run down to fill back up with some fresh stuff. especially if that ethanol free is mid or low grade. Also if he plans on topping off and running ethanol based fuel come spring time

similar idea to storing boats
did not know the tank was plastic half tank it is...

thanks for all the feedback - sounds like the same methods I use for the old cars will work-
 

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Apparently for Rob, about 6-8 months. ;)
not at 8mpg lol
in all seriousness- once they salt the road and keep salting car is done until spring rain and street sweepers come out. so a typical winter means december- april/may
I just been loving driving my pickup and jeep this year and i work 2 miles away from home ( at least 13 traffic lights too )
 

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not at 8mpg lol
in all seriousness- once they salt the road and keep salting car is done until spring rain and street sweepers come out. so a typical winter means december- april/may
I just been loving driving my pickup and jeep this year and i work 2 miles away from home ( at least 13 traffic lights too )
I always wait for the second spring rain before the collector cars go out
 

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not at 8mpg lol
in all seriousness- once they salt the road and keep salting car is done until spring rain and street sweepers come out. so a typical winter means december- april/may
I just been loving driving my pickup and jeep this year and i work 2 miles away from home ( at least 13 traffic lights too )
To be honest, I might have only done 700ish myself.

When I take it in for an oil change, they're always like, "sir, you realize you still have 2k miles before your next change". "Yes, I do. Please just change it".
 
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