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Old 07-10-2018, 03:32 PM
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Startup after Storage

My 2016 S is sitting in FL until probably December. Total of almost 9 months. Would you remove the fuel pump relay (if I can find it!) and crank for a while before starting or just start 'er up?
 
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:47 AM
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Hit the ignition switch once to let everything cycle up then start it up.

Id be more concerned about your battery then the relay. Use a trickle charge for that
 
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:04 AM
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Yes, I have the battery on a C-Tek charger.
 
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:59 AM
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Yes, I have the battery on a C-Tek charger.
You should be fine then
 
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Old 07-11-2018, 05:52 PM
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do an oil change also
 
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I got the car in January and parked it in March. I now wish I had gotten an oil change before I parked it, but I do plan to have the oil changed right away when I return and do the start up. Too bad you can't take a look at the oil appearance on the dipstick
 
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Old 07-11-2018, 06:58 PM
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Well guessing did minimal mileage so should be ok, but yeah still change before starting. Does suck not having dip stick. Also fuel stabilizer is a good idea next time
 
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Old 07-13-2018, 02:15 PM
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I did fill up with ethanol free gas just before storage which I hope will help. I have heard that Sea Foam actually works so perhaps I should consider that in the future. Good suggestion.
 
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What trickle charger are you using? I need to get one this winter
 
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I am using the C-Tek 3300, which I purchased here;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CTEK-3300-B...QAAOSw-zxWpovr
 
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:26 AM
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I am using the C-Tek 3300, which I purchased here;

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CTEK-3300-B...QAAOSw-zxWpovr
Nice, thanks for the info. I will check it out
 
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