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The more high ethanol gas, the more water vapor it will absorb. In the old days, I would winterize the boat with fuel stabilizer, dump a pint of marvel mystery oil in the carbs and choke the engine until it stopped. This would coat the cylinders, valves and guides, not to mention, a lot of blue smoke. Now, the manufactures recommend very little gas in the tanks. With the ethanol it is quite simple, more gas = more water. I will run my car every one to two weeks and take it out for a spin if the roads are salt free, give it a bath upon my return.
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Does the car require any sort of special winter treatment to the body like a rust protection. I know the frame is aluminum, but what about the engine and other connectors?
 
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Is it a problem to allow the battery to die in the winter and just charge it through on of those cigarette lighter charges in the spring?
 
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you did say heated ? how is the new storage heated
heated but no power "odd" lighting etc
 
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If the car is on a CTEK, I keep it on the car icon and drive it or not drive it. Does not matter. I would not start it for "starting it sake". Why do a needless turn over of the engine? If I know it's going to be a month+ in the cold without starting, I'll switch the CTEK icon to snowflake.
 
 
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