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Old 01-13-2005, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default leaving for a trip, how much gas should I leave in the car?

I am going be out of the country for roughly one and half month. So basically the car will be garaged untill I come back. My question is how much gas should I leave in the tank? Half, less than half or I shouldn't even worry about it for such a short time.

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Old 01-13-2005, 02:44 PM   #2
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You shouldn't really worry about it. But if you are worried, fill it to the brim.
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Old 01-13-2005, 03:29 PM   #3
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u mean fill all the way up? well i have about half tank left and when I leave it might be a quart or so.. if that's ok?
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Old 01-13-2005, 03:32 PM   #4
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A fuel tank should be stored full(or completely empty and purged) to reduce condensation in it...fill it
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Old 01-13-2005, 03:37 PM   #5
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thanks for the explaination.
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Old 01-13-2005, 03:44 PM   #6
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yeah
water lock in the line is never any good
happened to a guy i worked w/
i guess he just drove around w/ a low tank for a while and it froze water in his fuel line, the nights were cold here like 25-30deg highs luckly i dont know how but i knew it was that and said push ur car in a garage for over night and ittle start in the morning, sure enough
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Old 01-13-2005, 04:12 PM   #7
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I'd also add a bottle of Stabil.

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I'd also add a bottle of Stabil.

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Read/follow the directions
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Old 01-13-2005, 10:55 PM   #9
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Sorry Uncle Scotty. . .1 ounce for every 2.5 gallons. Is that better?

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Old 01-14-2005, 05:35 PM   #10
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Leave you parking brake off if you can. The brakes can cease a for bit upon returning due to rust.
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Old 01-14-2005, 10:59 PM   #11
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Worst problem I have had letting a car sit for a month was brake rotor rust (1 time so bad they had to be turned). Can you get someone to drive it around at least once a week?
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The brakes can cease a for bit upon returning due to rust.
It's 'seize', my friend.
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