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storing a 6.0

Any advice on storing a 6.0 for about 6 months? I hear its not good to store a 6.0 because of the turbo rusting up but I have to.

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Park it where you plan on leaving it. Then i'd hide a spare key somewhere only you know about, and have a close friend whom you really trust or a likewise family member start the truck and maybe make a small trip to the store in it once and a while? Or just have them start it and let it get up to operating temps. I think that would be better than just letting it sit cold for 6 months. That's probably what i'd do..


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yea that does sound good. Probably a stupid thread to open up but I figured what the heck. that is a good idea about someone driving it once in awhile didnt think of that

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done it many times (military deployment)... hook a battery trickle charger to her, and store inside if you can. No issues.

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Do it on a some what low tank of fuel, put some diesel kleen white in there, or use Sta-bil for diesel.

Trickle charger.
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Park it where you plan on leaving it. Then i'd hide a spare key somewhere only you know about, and have a close friend whom you really trust or a likewise family member start the truck and maybe make a small trip to the store in it once and a while? Or just have them start it and let it get up to operating temps. I think that would be better than just letting it sit cold for 6 months. That's probably what i'd do..
you would think wrong, if you plan on starting it plan on taking it for atleast a 15 mile ride to let the truck get up to operating temp completely, and evenly change the oil/filters before storing it, detail it, put a trickle charger on it, park it, leave it unless its driven on a full tank of fuel (wont get moisture in the tank) with your favorite conditioner

the worst thing you can do is just let any vehicle just idle for a while


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Park it where you plan on leaving it. Then i'd hide a spare key somewhere only you know about, and have a close friend whom you really trust or a likewise family member start the truck and maybe make a small trip to the store in it once and a while? Or just have them start it and let it get up to operating temps. I think that would be better than just letting it sit cold for 6 months. That's probably what i'd do..
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you would think wrong, if you plan on starting it plan on taking it for atleast a 15 mile ride to let the truck get up to operating temp completely, and evenly change the oil/filters before storing it, detail it, put a trickle charger on it, park it, leave it unless its driven on a full tank of fuel (wont get moisture in the tank) with your favorite conditioner

the worst thing you can do is just let any vehicle just idle for a while
Read much?

I first suggested driving it. If that wasn't a possibility I then suggested having someong get it to op temps and idling OVER letting it sit for 6 months without being started. Just curious, when your stuck in traffic and not moving do you shut your truck off? I'm sure you do, because you don't want it to idle...

detail it? Seriously.....


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Read much?

I first suggested driving it. If that wasn't a possibility I then suggested having someong get it to op temps and idling OVER letting it sit for 6 months without being started. Just curious, when your stuck in traffic and not moving do you shut your truck off? I'm sure you do, because you don't want it to idle...

detail it? Seriously.....
I did read it, I would let it sit for 6 months over starting and letting it idle, different speeds, different preasures, different temps etc, by letting it idle its just the engine being warm, not really doing anything for the trans or diffs (and not really working the turbo either) pending on how bad traffic is and who is paying for fuel, i have shut my truck off, its not that I don want it to idle, i just dont want the only thing for my truck to do in a years spand is idle,

and I detail everything before it goes into winter storage, who wants dirt/crap sitting on paint/carpet for 4-6 months, and who wants that first ride out of storage to be in a dirty truck? not mandatory but still not a bad thing to do


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Stored mine for a solid year then drove it for 200 miles then another year.

Took lil 30 mile trips when I had to move it.

All I did is when I knew I was gonna use it long I changed the fuel filters and oil before firing it up. I would add some diesel kleen or something next time though and unhook the batteries cause my batteries were deader than a doornail the last time.
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I did read it, I would let it sit for 6 months over starting and letting it idle, different speeds, different preasures, different temps etc, by letting it idle its just the engine being warm, not really doing anything for the trans or diffs (and not really working the turbo either) pending on how bad traffic is and who is paying for fuel, i have shut my truck off, its not that I don want it to idle, i just dont want the only thing for my truck to do in a years spand is idle,

and I detail everything before it goes into winter storage, who wants dirt/crap sitting on paint/carpet for 4-6 months, and who wants that first ride out of storage to be in a dirty truck? not mandatory but still not a bad thing to do

yes turbo would be a concern, but there is still quite a bit of benefit from letting it idle to temp rather than let it sit. Pistons, injectors, seals etc. Its your truck do as you please. But like i mentioned before, i suggested it driven first off.
Trans and diffs? hahaha, ok, i think im done here

**btw, OP mentioned 6 months, don't know where you got it sitting for a year from??


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