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Mopar Winter Prep

Postby Sneke_Eyez » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:32 pm

Figured I'd pose a question to all the Mo-fans here:

What do you do for winter preparation for your (Mopar or otherwise) daily driver and/or your Mopar classic?

Me, I'm going to spend Sunday putting 3 coats of wax on my 2004 Chrysler 300M Special Daily Driver, and then next weekend I will swap the 20 inch Summer rollers for some 17'' steelies with snow tires.
I will also be putting 3 coats of wax on my father's new-to-him 2009 Dodge Ram 1500, my mom's 2004 Chrysler 300M, which already has its snow tires on it.

The 1974 Dart will slumber for the winter in my parents' heated attached garage, while the 1969 Satellite Wagon is currently lined up to spend the winter in the steel garage behind my parents' house so that I can blow the front end apart and rebuild it, while my 2002 Intrepid will spend the winter stored either in Worcester, Webster or Berlin at storage areas that I'm currently calling about.

So what will your winterizing plans be?
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Re: Mopar Winter Prep

Postby moparmike » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:08 pm

Wax the truck, wax the wife's car and drive the cuda in the garage and leave it until the salt is off the roads. Nothing special other than make sure none of my drivers need any maintenance over the winter. Hate working in the cold.
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Re: Mopar Winter Prep

Postby moparmike » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:09 pm

Oh, and the bonneville will also get parked in a garage hopefully somewhere until the spring.
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Re: Mopar Winter Prep

Postby MOPAR_AMC_FAN » Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:13 am

Don't forget Stabil in the gas tanks. :)
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Re: Mopar Winter Prep

Postby moparmike » Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:48 pm

I never use the stuff and my car starts every year in the spring, I don't even disconnect the battery
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Re: Mopar Winter Prep

Postby Sneke_Eyez » Sat Nov 08, 2014 9:03 pm

MOPAR_AMC_FAN wrote:Don't forget Stabil in the gas tanks. :)

Jury is always out on that when I discuss it with car guys.

I use it in small engines and in my old cars, but not when I store my Intrepid.
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Re: Mopar Winter Prep

Postby 68383 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:39 pm

I was told by a small engine repair shop that Stabil is pointless be it wasn't engineered for the lovely ethanol gas at the pumps.
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Re: Mopar Winter Prep

Postby Sneke_Eyez » Sat Nov 08, 2014 11:56 pm

I use their new formula which is ethanol compatible.

Sent from my Galaxy S3, so please excuse any typos!
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Re: Mopar Winter Prep

Postby 68383 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:25 am

I just start mine up periodically.
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Re: Mopar Winter Prep

Postby stroked340 » Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:24 pm

Just winterized the duster drained the water out of the radiator(because thats all your suppose to run at the track) filled it with anti-freeze,got some sta-bil for ethanol mixed it with super in a 5 gallon jug poured it in the tank,let the car run for 20 minutes should be good,i usually start it every couple of months over the winter anyways..
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