Yep my Dad and an uncle always said run a motor warm/hot every time you use it. Star your family car daily.
When I purchased my current home 16 years ago, the kitchen lights were left on. They were fluroescent tube lights and I have never turned them off in 16 years. The only time they have been off was about 5 days total during power outages, otherwise they have been on the entire time. After 3 years, it sort of became an experiment so I hate to turn them off now.Interesting that you mention this. I'd never thought about it. I left a tube amp in its case for several years and then fired it up - - only to have both preamp tubes blow within minutes. Struck me as odd.
No, it is not. Not if you use it longer than over 1 winter, anyway.Sta-Bil is your friend.
Sure that it wasn't the ethanol?No, it is not. Not if you use it longer than over 1 winter, anyway.
At auto tech school, we replaced the entire fuel system on a Chrysler 300 Hemi prototype from Chrysler because of stabil. Everything. Fuel tank. Fuel pump. Every piece of fuel line. Injectors. Obviously the fuel filters. It was quite expensive. Stabil killed it all.
If you use it, change it yearly or sooner.
I've been a service tech professionally for about 12 years now. I've seen more than my fair share of engines, good and bad. Been working on cars for 25+ years.
Gotcha.Probably not but what old Syd didn't know about engines probably wasn't worth knowing.
I can see how this state of affairs would happen, and it still blows my mind...and reminds me that I’m 53, not 18.Gotcha.
I have a friend (I think he's about 31) who was a mechanic for several years, and he's now an Electrical Engineer. He has admitted a number of times that he doesn't know how a carburetor works.
They never mentioned them in his auto mechanic classes in college, and he never ran into them as a mechanic. Not until recently when he had to do some work on his dual-sport motorcycle did it come up.
I've long thought one of the worst things you can do to a car is park it for the Winter months. I have a Fiat 124 Spider, rear wheel drive, and drive it 365 days a year in Colo Springs CO.
I would never store a car. If I can't / won't drive it year-round, I won't own it. I'd get a different car or get a different address haha View attachment 957652 the