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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by El Duderino 480, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Jan 8, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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    El Duderino 480

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    so im going to afghanistan at the end of the year, and was thinking of what to do about my truck. my last deployment, i left my old car back home in phoenix with my mom and had her drive it once a week. would it be possible to just take the battery out, and leave it in front of my house??
     
  2. Jan 8, 2009 at 9:21 AM
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    Joe B

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    Change the oil and filter.
    Add a fuel stabilizer.
    Go 7-8 lb of air pressure over door number.
    Leave windows cracked open.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    das56170

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    The best thing to do would be to have someone drive it once a week. But, that's not always an option. If it's just going to sit there. Fill up the gas tank and put in some fuel stabilizer, then disconnect the battery.

    Good luck on deployment.
    Semper Fi
     
  4. Jan 8, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    longbow

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    Tell you what, I wouldn't leave mine out for anytime, with or without a battery, OR it would be gone.. Being in the weather with no TLC, you may be unhappy when you get back.
    Depending on how long you will be gone, you may be able to rent some storage space to fit your truck or some locked place and buy a good quality cover. Tough call!!!!

    and yes...BE CAREFUL out their.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    Delmarva

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    I'd say to pull your wheels / tires off and put the truck on jackstands... had a friend do that.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    TicTacOma

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    Bring it to South Carolina, we'll put it up on blocks for ya and give a nice shady spot out in the front yard. No one will even notice it.
     
  7. Jan 8, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    lsocoee

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    Driving once a week would be a good idea. If not, I'm with Joe B on everything but the tire pressure. I would put your truck up on jack blocks.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2009 at 10:24 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    i think if it sits for a long time the tires will get flat spots and need to be replaced when you get back so putting it on jacks would be advisable. Change out the fluids, add stabilizer to the gas and run it through for a little bit so it circulates through the fuel system and leave the battery on a maintainer like a Batterytender. as mentioned, after sitting out in the weather it may not look as you'd like when you return. Good luck.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2009 at 11:01 AM
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