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post #1 of 7 Old 12-10-2009, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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truck will be sitting

so long story short, lost my license for 8 months...dont really wanna talk abou it anyways, my concern is there going to be any negitive effects from my truck sitting for this long? i try to go out and start it up and take it around the block every 5~days esspecially in this cold weather..

anyways license is gone! wooott!!!! time for mods!!!! hahaha

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Might want to leave it on a float charger, at least for a day every week or two. I don't know if driving around the block is enough to keep the batteries fresh.

Sounds like your mods budget just increased by the amount of your fuel budget, wheee.
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If it was my truck , I would leave it sit and only start and drive around the block on a monthly basis. The motor will not come up to operating temp. long enough to evaporate any moisture in the engine . Which will lead to more [problems down the road. Just my 2 cents

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You could crank it up and drive it around the block and leave it running for a while like drive it for 15 minutes leave it running for 30

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Should I just pull both bats. They are brand new and don't want to drain them out...

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i was always told that it takes 8-10 miles to recharge your batts after startup, may just be an old wise tale. but right on the moisture in the engine, you should let it run for awile to burn out the condinsation when you do start it. my dad lets his drilling rigs set for 2 months in the winter without starting them and there ok.
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yea okay, ill start it up once a month and ive always just let it idle and warm up for about 15 min then take it around the block, once its warm enough, i lean into it and get the turbo spoolin and then let it idle again for about 5 min and then shut her down.

after the 8 months i will do full service everything..all fluids

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