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Leaving my Tacoma sitting for a few months

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by w4lter, May 28, 2010.

  1. May 28, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    w4lter

    w4lter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm going home for the summer and will be leaving my truck sitting out for two months. There's not anyone around to drive it. I washed it, waxed it, bought a cover, and changed the oil. I'll probably unplug the battery too. Is there anything else to do and what should I expect when I get back to it?
     
  2. May 28, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    fuel stabilizer. left a truck for 6 months in storage and added fuel stabilizer and removed the battery terminals. the day i came back i put the terminals on and it started right up
     
  3. May 28, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    Maintenance Man

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    I've heard people putting a small bowl of baking soda on the floor board will help with any musky smell of sitting up with min air flow. I haven't tried it personally, but it's cheap to do.
     
  4. May 28, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    jdtemple

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    Fill the tank up, leave as little air inside as possible.
     
  5. May 28, 2010 at 10:09 PM
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    RockyTacoma

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    ...yes, you can leave me the keys
     
  6. May 28, 2010 at 10:10 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Jack the truck up to get the tires off the ground.
     
  7. May 28, 2010 at 10:12 PM
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    Evans381

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    take it with you
     
  8. May 28, 2010 at 10:13 PM
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    Evans381

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    haha. i hope that was a joke
     
  9. May 28, 2010 at 10:17 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    No. If leaving the truck for a few months, Its a good idea to take the weight off the tires to prevent flat spotting...
     
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