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Waxed'05 GT said:
It's all good!

I truly forgot there was even a keyed lock on a door at all. Unlike most of you - I don't see my car every day.:laugh:

Do you have a key ring?!

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kscoyote said:
Do you have a key ring?!

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Um, yeah... why.

One of them is probably packed from the recent move. The other is hidden at my brother in laws where the car is currently stored.

Looks like the weather is gonna hold out so I can get the car back tomorrow.:thumbsup: Gotta throw the jumper cables in my wife's mom-mobile.
 

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Waxed'05 GT said:
Um, yeah... why.

One of them is probably packed from the recent move. The other is hidden at my brother in laws where the car is currently stored.

Looks like the weather is gonna hold out so I can get the car back tomorrow.:thumbsup: Gotta throw the jumper cables in my wife's mom-mobile.
Just wondering if you saw your car keys every day . .. .


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A buddy of mine can help you out. He`ll have you step on this platform and almost magical teleport you into the front seat of your car. Answers to the name Capt. Kirk give him a call.
 

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Waxed'05 GT said:
Nope, the strip flexes. Think about it... if you gotta get in WITH THE KEY, of course:rolleyes: you gotta open the door.

I've done it once already when I stored it for the winter, before I got a trickle charger. I think it even states something about it in the owners manual.
thanks Waxed and Stoner....this is good to know :) whats this "the always off topic thread #2" ????? Im off to Richmond for the cup race...lookin to see the Roush cars run good :) Martin's got to hang on to 10th for the chase! I was at Bristol the other week to see Kenseth win :)
 

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MickMach said:
thanks Waxed and Stoner....this is good to know :) whats this "the always off topic thread #2" ????? Im off to Richmond for the cup race...lookin to see the Roush cars run good :) Martin's got to hang on to 10th for the chase! I was at Bristol the other week to see Kenseth win :)
Sounds like good times!

We like to make everything "off topic" whenever possible. That's why we decided to make our own thread.
 

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Waxed'05 GT said:
Thanks to the peanut gallery...

Honestly I wasn't making fun of you. When I first read your problem Iwas think of ways to get in your car and I didn't think of using the key either. So I had a brain fart as well.

I was just commenting on how much I rely on the key fob, since all my cars for the past ten years or so have had remote locks.

Another thing I had to get used to on my Mustang was manually turning on the headlights. My past seveal cars have also had auto headlamps.

I also panic when the batteries on my TV remote go dead.
 

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bigplayrayr said:
Honestly I wasn't making fun of you. When I first read your problem Iwas think of ways to get in your car and I didn't think of using the key either. So I had a brain fart as well.

I was just commenting on how much I rely on the key fob, since all my cars for the past ten years or so have had remote locks.

Another thing I had to get used to on my Mustang was manually turning on the headlights. My past seveal cars have also had auto headlamps.

I also panic when the batteries on my TV remote go dead.
It's all good. I believe you, others may not. :)
 

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Not sure if this was suggested in the 5 pages of postings.

If you are going to store your car "like the orig poster" and it is in a safe garage, either pop the hood and leave it popped so if the battery dies you can at least open the hood and give it a quick charge, then your key flob would work, in conjunction with the 1/4" window drop when opening the door.
 

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To let everyone know - the car started right up!

BUT, the tires were slightly out of round from sitting. It looks like this winter I'll have to get the car up "on blocks". The hard part will be getting it over far enough to the wall for storage while having enough room between the wall and car to use the jack safely.
 

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Good to hear it started.

If the hood is popped, can you arm the security system?
If the car is off it's wheels and covered, do you need the alarm on?

Some leave a trickle charger on the battery. It's better for it anyway.
Hardcore will take the battery out to store a car for more than four months.
They'll also change the oil before AND after storing a vehicle.
 

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Kohaku said:
Good to hear it started.

If the hood is popped, can you arm the security system?
If the car is off it's wheels and covered, do you need the alarm on?

Some leave a trickle charger on the battery. It's better for it anyway.
Hardcore will take the battery out to store a car for more than four months.
They'll also change the oil before AND after storing a vehicle.
Um, for the winter I use a trickle charger. I change the oil late fall and very early spring, even though I am using full syn. I figure more than anything... I'm taking care of any water build up problems. This past winter I started it once every other week to run the a/c, get the tires in a different position, etc by driving it around the block and back into the garage. (only if no snow was on the streets and salt was not present) So blocks may not be a good option after all.
Ask 10 different people on how to store a car, get 10 different answers.
 

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I just cover mine in the garage and fire em up again in the spring, the tires smooth out after few miles.
 

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Waxed'05 GT said:
...Ask 10 different people on how to store a car, get 10 different answers.
So true.
After a while though, you hear alot of overlapping info.
Some of that seems to be the tried and true stuff that works.
 

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Kohaku said:
So true.
After a while though, you hear alot of overlapping info.
Some of that seems to be the tried and true stuff that works.
Yep! I use a cover, trickle charger, and vapor barrier on the floor make sure the a/c is ran and then the heater.

So basically, I do what I've heard the majority say. I've also heard to use pickle plugs if not starting the engine all winter long.
 

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Boy, what a thread...
trickle to the tail light wouldn't work unless the running lights were left on, but a trickle to the trunk light... Oh, forgot about the Body Control Module... Wonder what state it's in when the battery goes dead, A person could cut the top off with a hot saw... Messy... Jack it up and put skate boards under the tires... And oh, by the way, the first egg came from the easter bunny of course!
 

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Like a banana in the tailpipe, but use a pickle?
 

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Kohaku said:
What is a pickle plug?

lol...
"Just trickle and pickle"
It's commonly used in small private airplanes when stored over the winter. They go in where the spark plug would go and obsorb moisture that enters the combustion chamber in order to avoid corrosion.
 
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