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Old October 5th, 2009, 14:21
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Parking an XJ

I ship out to AFBMT in January, then to my Tech school after, so who knows how long I will be away from my precious wagon. What are some things I need to do to prep it for being parked for a while when I'm gone?
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Old October 5th, 2009, 14:31
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put some fuel stabilizer in the tank for sure.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 14:56
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get the tires off the ground so you dont get flat spots in them. if your going to be gone as long as i think id almost drain the gas. where is it going to be parked. will it be covered or what?
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Old October 5th, 2009, 15:18
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Re: Parking an XJ

take out the battery, or at least disconnect it. the little smell god trees never hurt, im sure google might yield some more info
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Old October 5th, 2009, 15:39
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Yeah I would drain the fuel, or put stabilizer in it, disconnect the batter, probably try to get the tires off the ground to keep from getting flat spots, and dry rot, and I would very likely put some mothballs under the hood, and in the interior to keep varmints away.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 16:17
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NO NO do not drain the fuel. Actually fill it up then put stable in it. If the tank is empty condensation will build up and rust out the tank. Definitely get the tires off the ground though and disconnect the battery.
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Old October 5th, 2009, 16:21
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Hmmmm, XJ with a rusting gas tank? thats new to me LOL I thought they were all plastic tanked?
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Old October 5th, 2009, 17:22
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You can bring it with you to Lackland AFB I will be more then happy to look after it for you while you are here.

The fuel tanks on the four XJ i have own have all been metal tanks with plastic covers.
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The fuel tanks on the four XJ i have own have all been metal tanks with plastic covers.
X2 they are all steel that I have seen and owned. As stated there is a plastic shield that is on the bottom of them to help against any bad (normal driving/not wheeling) crap.
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NO NO do not drain the fuel. Actually fill it up then put stable in it. If the tank is empty condensation will build up and rust out the tank. Definitely get the tires off the ground though and disconnect the battery.
Agreed. If you're going to drain the fuel you'd have to drain *all* of it which is not a realistic goal.


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get the tires off the ground so you dont get flat spots in them. if your going to be gone as long as i think id almost drain the gas. where is it going to be parked. will it be covered or what?
I secured a spot in my sister's garage for it to rest while i'm away. Anyone have any ideas on how to get the tires off the ground? Dismounting them and leaving it on jackstands makes me feel uneasy
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I secured a spot in my sister's garage for it to rest while i'm away. Anyone have any ideas on how to get the tires off the ground? Dismounting them and leaving it on jackstands makes me feel uneasy
Just get some shorter jack stands and put them under the axles leaving about a half inch of air under the tires. This way if a jack stand fails it won't fall far nor enough to hurt folks and objects near it.
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Re: Parking an XJ

Well hot damn, ya learn something new every day! I thought they were polyethylene plastic the whole way through. Thats cool and good to know. Haven't had to screw around with the ole tank yet knock on wood so I was unfamiliar with em.
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