Even though I store my 66B in the winter in a dry climate, I have found
that it is best to start the car at at least once a week, and let it run for
at the least 20 minuts. this will keep the ring from setting and can
prevent dammage to the engine when starting it after it has sat for a long
period of time. you should also disconnecting the battery if you plan to let
it sit for long periods of time to prevent dammage to the battery and seal
the posts to prevent corrosion.
If the car is going to sit in one spot, you should put it up on jack stands
,getting the tires of the ground,
and let the air out of them. this will prevent flat spots on the tires,
which can cause shimmies and vibrations.
that is my two cents on storing cars for the winter.
Andy, 66 MGB
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gonaj@aol.com [SMTP:Gonaj@aol.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2000 8:23 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Into and Out of service
> In a recent post, Re: new to MGs, Allen responded as to how to procede
> with a
> car being returned to service.
> His comment re. oil change gave rise to some thoughts gained from my
> experiences with antique boat engines, all applicable to LBCs being put
> for seasonal storage.
> These notes are about oil, use conventional wisdon concerning coolant and
> fuel sys..
> I) Change the oil before storing. Combustion byproducts which bypass the
> rings combine with the oil. When moisture from condensation is added it
> creates an acidic enviornment which will attack the bearings and journals.
> 2) Remove the spark plugs and fog the engine with Mystery oil or WD 40
> turn the engine over a few times then replace the plugs.
> 3) Change the oil again before putting the car back in service. Similar
> reason, the moisture is already there, you'll be adding combustion
> ti this mix.