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Old 09-22-2013, 03:09 PM
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I am about to storage my 96 f350 7.3 dually for an extended period of time, right around 3 years. While I am going to have my father due routine maintenance . I live in Indiana and wondering what are somethings that I should prep on the truck or I am not thinking about for the long period.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:55 PM
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If you are getting your old man to look after your ride then just get him to start the truck up every so often to keep everything lubricated and moving etc.

3 years is a long time for storage, would you not consider selling instead and buy another in 3 years?
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:28 PM
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definatley put in some anti fungal additive to your fuel. there are a number of products Like Biobor, Racor bio cide. I would think about a solar powered trickle charger to keep the batteries up to snuff.
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:55 PM
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I'd wash and wax everything you can... Especially if it is sitting outside. Definitely add a fuel additive to keep the diesel clean. Tires can crack horribly from sitting in the sun for extended periods of time without being cleaned or covered. Why does the truck need to sit for so long?
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:16 AM
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I am going to put the truck in a Barn or indoor storage. It is sitting for so long because I am in the military and am getting stationed in Hawaii for 3 years. I don't want to sell it because I love the truck. I mean it is a 96 with on 146K on it, plus I pull a 5th wheel with it. I will def. get something for the fuel. Other than that since it is sitting for so long I am going to take the battery out. My father is good with cars he is just not a Diesel guy so I want to make sure that everything is good for him.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:48 AM
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The military will ship your car/truck to Hawaii on their dime you know? But I guess when you come back state side you will be able to drive it too
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:02 AM
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NO, don't ship to Hawaii! Fuel prices SUCK in Hawaii. Once you are there get a beater or a motorcycle and the fuel won't kill you. Would like to add that you ought to cover the nooks and crannies of the engine with dryer sheets. Rodents don't care for the stink of dryer sheets. Have pop's change them every 4-6 months too.

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Old 09-24-2013, 06:29 PM
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No I am in the Marines. I already shipped my 02 Wrangler over that is why I am storing the 350.
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:50 PM
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One small thing to add about the tires. If they're in good shape, and the truck isn't being driven, maybe a set of jack stands for the truck to sit on to keep the tires from getting flat spots.
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