If you've already started the car then it's too late to properly unstore it.The only reported ill effects of the storage so far was the 12 volt battery (replaced about 9 months before storage) being unable to hold a charge for more than a few weeks. I will replace it and check for ignition off 12 volt drain once I get it back on the road.
Since it's already been started some of the most important steps (like lubricating the cylinders) can be skipped.I have a few questions for the group.
Is there any other actions I should take before I return the car to the road? Flush the Stabil Gas, the radiator or etc?
For decent mileage in a winter tire the important factors to consider are:Kevin Dougherty said:Can anyone recommend a good brand of snow tires that won't kill the mileage (70 + LMG, as I recall) too much.
OEM rim size same as 14" civic rims.Kevin Dougherty said:Also can anyone please confirm that the wheel size is 14x 5.5 with a 100mm diagonal bolt pattern, (offset is ???) with an 80 pound lug nut torque. Would a 13" 155x70 tire be a lighter option? It would be cheaper.
Have you brought it by the dealer? I don't know much about the IMA but I know if you leave batteries out for a long time they loose charge or even become unstable. Maybe the dealer could diagnose the problem for you.Kevin Dougherty said:Getting very strange readings on th SOC gage. Three recals so far, gage stays mainly in the 50% area. Mileage in Pittsburgh is high fourties / low fifties ...very disappointing, but I am relearning to drive the beast. I picked up a few bad habits :roll:
I have installed the radiator block and did a visual inspection on the ground wires (looked ok to me) temps have been in the 30 to 50 deg. F range.