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    How do you Un-Winterize your porsche???

    We've had an unreal March weather wise in Canada! What do you guy's recommend for unwinterizing my porsche? Thanks!

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    Re: How do you Un-Winterize your porsche???

    Reverse directions, aka mapquest. LOL

    Haven't pulled mine out of it's cave yet but depending on what you did it should be simple.

    Mine is good to go, remove car cover, already clean, oil changed last year just prior to parking it, batt tender still on, topped up coolant couple weeks back, just unplug tender and deflate tires to 32fr 37rear.

    I put Sta-bil in my fuel tank so I'm going to run the tank almost MT B4 filling it again with premium at Sunoco.

    But other than those simple tasks, going to drive as normal, I always go easy until temp is up anyway and maybe just listen to see if it picked up any noise/rattles from being stored, which I doubt.

    Almost put insurance back on yesterday but gonna hold off nother 7-10 days, can't wait.

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    Re: How do you Un-Winterize your porsche???

    +1 for Shakeypics suggestion, both of mine sit for 6 months every year and I've never had any issues with starting up in the spring.

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    Re: How do you Un-Winterize your porsche???

    In Toronto, my spring came early on Sunday.
    Frost on the windshield this morning made me sit longer in the Croc to warm up.

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    Re: How do you Un-Winterize your porsche???

    Was very, very tempted also but got busy on the w/e then worked Mon/Tues (12hrs) and looked at temps thru the week and decided to hold off, got a big job at my mother's and it wouldn't be out anyway. Tires don't bite as well when it's cold either, but I aint waitng till July!!

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    Re: How do you Un-Winterize your porsche???

    I've been using Stabil for quite a few years now and have noticed no drivability issues with it in the tank. Can't tell it's there. I wouldn't worry about running down to empty before filling. This time of year with the temperature all over the place I prefer keeping the tank full to minimize potential condensation.
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    Re: How do you Un-Winterize your porsche???

    Quote Originally Posted by Greywolf View Post
    I've been using Stabil for quite a few years now and have noticed no drivability issues with it in the tank. Can't tell it's there. I wouldn't worry about running down to empty before filling. This time of year with the temperature all over the place I prefer keeping the tank full to minimize potential condensation.
    Makes sense.

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    Re: How do you Un-Winterize your porsche???

    I take the winter tiresicon off, install summer tires. Then I take out rubber floor mats, and replace with carpeted ones.
    Tomasz

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    Re: How do you Un-Winterize your porsche???

    same for me followed by the full Griot's detail.

    Never did seem to drive the car in the snow this winter......

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomasz View Post
    I take the winter tiresicon off, install summer tires. Then I take out rubber floor mats, and replace with carpeted ones.
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    Re: How do you Un-Winterize your porsche???

    To store your Porsche for Canadian winters:
    - change oil and top fluids
    - clean and detail inside and out
    - fill fuel tank and add fuel stab.
    - tire pressure to 55 psi on all four
    - put in neutral, chock wheels, no parking brake
    - plug Porsche battery charger and maintainer
    - cover with car cover
    - do NOT start up or roll until spring

    This Checklist should be in the manual...but isn't

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    Re: How do you Un-Winterize your porsche???

    Preparing for winter in Hawaii can be very difficult.

    1. Put on sunscreen.
    2. Try to park the car in the shade.

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