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post #1 of 3 Old 04-16-2013, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Going away for the summer

June 11th I am leaving for basic training and i will be gone for 19 weeks. I have 97 7.3 that will most likely be stored in my parents shed is there anything i need to do to it before i leave
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I put my vehicles on blocks and air down the tires. Shove a couple rags and cotton balls soaked in gasoline into the intake to hopefully keep rodents from moving in. Trickle charger on the battery (1 or 2 amp is plenty). I'd also run some fuel additive starting the month before storage just to keep the fuel sweet for a while. Diesel doesn't degrade like gasoline as long as it is in a sealed environment (filler caps tight).

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Put dryer sheets under the hood and in the cab, rodents won't eat your wires that way, thanks for joining, what branch you going to btw

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