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Leaving it parked in garage

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ppham444, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Oct 28, 2010 at 7:29 PM
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    ppham444

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    I have two vehicles. I usually park my Tacoma in the garage for one to a few weeks at a time before I drive it. How long can I park a vehicle before I have to start worrying about rubber seals drying up and moisture developing inside the engine and gas tank?
     
  2. Oct 28, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    jandrews

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    Toyota has instructions for long term storage in the owner's manual which covers how to prep for long term, and what counts as long term.

    Personally, I don't like to let a vehicle sit idle for longer than 2 weeks without prepping it for long-term storage.
     
  3. Oct 28, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    skistoy

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    You leave it parked how long??? shame on you. hahaha

    I would worry about leaving it that long, vehicles sit on lots for months at a time before being bought.
    they are designed to be outside.
     
  4. Oct 28, 2010 at 7:49 PM
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    Yeah but they get test driven and moved around the lot. They don't just sit idle the whole time.
     
  5. Oct 28, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    ccextra1976

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    if it sits only for a few weeks it will be fine, i leave my vehicles for 120 days at a time and never had an issue...well minus a dead battery
     
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