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#58231 Thoughts on storing car outside

Posted by EricTMah on 27 July 2016 - 02:03 PM

The car is being stored outside in my driveway.


After plenty of research.  I will be putting stealies with sh!tty tires, fuel stabilizer, lots of dryer sheets in the car, engine bay and exhaust tip(rodent deterrent), Silica desiccant pkg throughout the interior(keep moisture from building), battery removed and on a trickle charger, oil, brake fluid and anti freeze change, wheel chocks and the car cover(I'm sure I've missed something on my list).


I will be clearing the snow off the car whenever possible and removing the car cover to air out.  I will not be starting it at all.  After some research, its better to store it correctly and not starting in between.


I've read many people doing this outside in Canadian winters without any issues at all.  I also have an advantage of a sloped driveway for better drainage and no collection of snow or water directly under the car.

#58189 New member from Portland, OR - 2003 Matrix XR, 2005 Corolla CE

Posted by EricTMah on 12 July 2016 - 09:45 AM

Welcome to C9.


Fun little project.  I say if you have the time, go for it.  

#58135 It's time

Posted by EricTMah on 29 June 2016 - 09:39 AM

lol  You'll have to pry the XRS from my cold dead hands ;)


That's the reason we went with Kia.  I research the s*** out of things I purchase.  The kia came out on top for it's price range and size.  I'm excited for the kia, but it ain't no XRS :D 

#56677 9th gen AWD project for sale

Posted by EricTMah on 08 October 2015 - 02:35 PM

Holy hell! You are practically giving this stuff away.
If only I was closer and had the space for a project like this :(


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#56576 Thoughts on SAAB

Posted by EricTMah on 02 October 2015 - 08:00 PM

Get the cts. Especially if you're planning to keep the XRS.

Would be nice to have a pure luxury performance vehicle if you're keeping the XRS.

And I'm not a fan of vw

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#56553 Who has suggestions?

Posted by EricTMah on 01 October 2015 - 09:02 PM

MOTM might be tough as there's only the same people posting. So maybe a photo of the month? Then winner gets featured on a banner or something.

That way people are more involved with submitting photos, voting and keeping score.

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#56535 Who has suggestions?

Posted by EricTMah on 30 September 2015 - 05:33 PM

Didn't we used to have a 10th gen section that was somewhat active?

Possibly just adding new sections as new generation corollas are introduced.

Possible have more key words added to Google search to include 10th gen and newer corollas

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#56367 Karolla's Fierce Pink Karolla LOL

Posted by EricTMah on 12 September 2015 - 01:01 PM

I might look into that for the spring

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#56357 Done with my paint job!

Posted by EricTMah on 12 September 2015 - 01:17 AM

Far better than I'd be able to do ;)

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#56352 Lowering but keeping stock shocks

Posted by EricTMah on 11 September 2015 - 09:02 PM

I've read the same thing about the teins sagging. But I haven't had an issue yet.
They've been on the car since 2005. I don't drive my XRS much anymore. She only has 150,000kms now

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#56259 My Karolla is getting a face lift!

Posted by EricTMah on 07 September 2015 - 05:30 PM

Nice! Committed to the spoilerless look ;)

#56224 My spoiler is loose

Posted by EricTMah on 05 September 2015 - 12:27 PM

Yours does look really nice and clean without it.

I was going to do the spoiler black with the car being pink. I'm not dipping the car until next weekend so for now I am leaving it off to see if I get used to it :-/

That would look good.

But if you wanted to keep the spoiler off. You could black out the back Toyota emblem and find yourself a set of black 1st Gen altis tails. That'll give you that nice contrast between the pink and black

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#56221 What did you do to your car today

Posted by EricTMah on 05 September 2015 - 09:55 AM

Pulled my car out and drove her for the first time in over two weeks

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#56214 My Karolla is getting a face lift!

Posted by EricTMah on 05 September 2015 - 01:48 AM

Holy crap! That Jeep looks decent. Will be tagging along to see how the rolla turns out.

Good luck!

#55712 What did you do to your car today

Posted by EricTMah on 25 June 2015 - 04:46 PM

Got my Bluetooth obd2 adapter in the mail last night and installed Torque Pro on my Android phone.

Works like a charm to see real time data and looking up cels and clearing codes.

Also picked up a dash mount holder for my phone.

Not bad set up for under $50

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