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why winter storage?

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by 95spiderman, Dec 20, 2003.

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how many store modern fcars for winter?

  1. drive as weather permits

  2. put her away till spring

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  1. 95spiderman

    95spiderman F1 Veteran
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    Nov 1, 2003
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    just hand washed, detailed and drove car around with top down today in long island. about 35 degrees and sunny, no wind. great day, car runs better than in hot weather without any squeeks.

    why would anyone pay to keep modern fcar in winter storage?
     
  2. rob

    rob F1 Rookie

    May 22, 2002
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    For me the answer is one four letter word: salt.
     
  3. ze_shark

    ze_shark Formula 3

    Jul 13, 2003
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    I think that these cars ought to be either driven regularily or properly stored for the winter (battery, tires). Salt is probably not as much a problem nowadays than it used to be 20 years ago, steep temperature gradients may however be (lubrication, dilatation).
    One of the lousy excuses I got from Ferrari for the strain of leaking exhaust manifolds is that the alloy does not stand well winter temperature gradients ...

    I must admit that I do regret the absence of seat heating in the 550, a shame for a car this price. Is this a freakin' option ?
     
  4. DrewH

    DrewH F1 Rookie
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    The town that I live in salts and sands the roads when it's not even freezing. Being the time of the year when days are short it's either raining or almost freezing here.

    It's sad to just look at the car detailed up sitting in the garage not able to drive it. When I go into the city I see quite a few 550's, 575's and 360's covered in salt and very dirty. Usually an old rich guy that will just be trading it in next year anyway.

    DrewH
     
  5. funshipone

    funshipone Formula Junior

    Jan 2, 2002
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    To much Salt in Michigan
     
  6. jbrosseau

    jbrosseau Karting

    Nov 26, 2003
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    joe brosseau
    here in seattle we mostly have to deal with wet weather. so when the sun is out the car is out. or my motorcycle. depends on what im hankerin'.
     

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