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post #1 of 9 Old 12-18-2008, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Storage while deployed

Only leaving for 7mos starting Jan. Read another thread about flushing all fluids half way through, then flush again when I return. Any more comments, or not that necessary to go through all that?



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Left mine for almost 7mo in long term on base. Just disconnect the batteries and it will be fine.

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Mine was parked for three years while recovering from a BAD accident (explosion), and yes the dually is fine.

Now I had to drop the tank, clean it out replace the fuel sending unit in the tank, change fluids (oil, rad., tranny, and diffs) , oh and two new batteries. Needed the neglected maint.. I also had to replace the cam sensor since it was off line for the recall.

When we did a reading on the computer to find any problems it read (0) issues??? Never seen a clean slate before? But thats what I had to do, and it was 36 months. I should have started it more often?

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sounds great thanks for the response



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Either drain the tank or add some fuel stabilzer to the fuel and run it through the engine,then I would rain the fuel bowl, disconnect the batteries and have a safe trip!!

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Either drain the tank or add some fuel stabilzer to the fuel and run it through the engine,then I would rain the fuel bowl, disconnect the batteries and have a safe trip!!

And Thank You For Your Service!!!

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and maybe some extra air in the tires, may prevent flat spots and dry cracking.

i'm leaving for some training in Jan and will have to do the same.

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might try nitrogen in the tires

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I wouldn't worry about the tires for 7 months, if it was longer I would recommend putting the truck on jacks and removing the tires, or at least getting them off the ground.

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Have a save trip and THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE ! !

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