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#1 zzjkimzz

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 07:10 PM

Fellow owners,

My 2019 GT-R has been in the garage since last December in California. I live and work overseas so during normal, non-covid times I make it back to Cali every quarter to drive her around.

I havent been able to get back since last December. I hooked it up to a battery tender so the battery should be good, but concerned about the fuel which i left at half a tank. Any advice on ensuring the GT-R stays healthy? Not sure when ill be able to fly back but thinking I could have a friend start her up, but unsure if theres anything I need to do about the fuel that has been sitting for several, several months.

Any advice would be much appreciated!

#2 Phangstaz

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 05:32 AM

Drive it easy till the tank is empty and change the oil

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 07:06 AM

Fellow owners,

My 2019 GT-R has been in the garage since last December in California. I live and work overseas so during normal, non-covid times I make it back to Cali every quarter to drive her around.

I havent been able to get back since last December. I hooked it up to a battery tender so the battery should be good, but concerned about the fuel which i left at half a tank. Any advice on ensuring the GT-R stays healthy? Not sure when ill be able to fly back but thinking I could have a friend start her up, but unsure if theres anything I need to do about the fuel that has been sitting for several, several months.

Any advice would be much appreciated!

 

If the car truly is around half full of fuel, I would fill it with around 5 to 7 gallons of fresh fuel using a gas can. Once you've put the new fuel in, then I would try to start the car and drive it to the nearest gas station to actually fill the tank. Ideally, at this point, you or your friend would drive the car until it is nearly empty and refuel it again before putting it in storage again. During this second refill at the gas station, I would add a product like Stabil 360 (or something similar) if you intend to leave the car sitting for an extended period of time again. Also, as mentioned definitely change the engine oil.

 

For future reference, if you think that you might need to leave the car unused for an extended amount of time again, I would suggest always storing it with its fuel tank as full as possible and to use a fuel stabilizer just for peace of mind. You might also look into something like Flatstoppers for the tires.


Edited by NT-GTR, 14 September 2020 - 07:23 AM.

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#4 alexdavis

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 01:21 PM

 

If the car truly is around half full of fuel, I would fill it with around 5 to 7 gallons of fresh fuel using a gas can. Once you've put the new fuel in, then I would try to start the car and drive it to the nearest gas station to actually fill the tank. Ideally, at this point, you or your friend would drive the car until it is nearly empty and refuel it again before putting it in storage again. During this second refill at the gas station, I would add a product like Stabil 360 (or something similar) if you intend to leave the car sitting for an extended period of time again. Also, as mentioned definitely change the engine oil.

 

For future reference, if you think that you might need to leave the car unused for an extended amount of time again, I would suggest always storing it with its fuel tank as full as possible and to use a fuel stabilizer just for peace of mind. You might also look into something like Flatstoppers for the tires.

 

 

 

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Edited by alexdavis, 14 September 2020 - 01:21 PM.

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#5 zzjkimzz

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 02:51 AM

Thanks everyone for the great advice!




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