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Old 01-11-2019, 10:27 AM
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I stored my GT3 in my shop at my vacation home last winter. I was told to use electronic rat traps, use bait, open the trunk and deck lid, and keep the area well lit as rodents want a dark place to burrow. I also made a jig that would block the entrance to the the exhaust. Worked.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:12 AM
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I have never had rodents in my garage. I keep it as clean as my Wife does the kitchen

I am surprised to here all these rodent issues
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimmy-D View Post
I have never had rodents in my garage. I keep it as clean as my Wife does the kitchen

I am surprised to here all these rodent issues
The attack of the GT3 eating mice is real, buddy. But it really depends on where you live. I live near a lot of open area. It isn’t that the garage is clean, but it is warm.


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Old 01-11-2019, 12:18 PM
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People are worried about mice, and then load up their GT3s with Alcantara. I don't get it.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by SamG View Post
Sell the car when the weather gets bad.

Buy a new one in Spring.

No reason to hassle with all that storage stuff.
Darn it! You made me snort out my coffee! LOL!

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Old 01-11-2019, 03:02 PM
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No, my insurance company encourages you to do this and doesn't ask for you to drop registration.Exactly- anytime you want.Travelers, multi-car, multi-house discount.
Travelers suck. Here in NV most insurance companies do a 3 year look back on accidents/citations, Travlers does 5 years. If you have a perfect driving record for 5 years they are one of the cheapest. Even one NO fault accident say rear ended, travlers will severely raise your rates and may even drop you. Getting dropped by an auto insurance company is the kiss of death. Their criteria is unfair
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:30 PM
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I thought you were joining us in Arizona this winter?
It has been really cold and we have had to stop wearing short pants recently - the struggle is real!
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Okay- Need some advise
Car is covered and on a trickle charger for say 3 months. In the past; every 4 to 6 weeks I would warm the car up and take around the block before putting her to sleep for another 4 to 6 weeks.
Is this worth it/more harmful to start her up and rotate tires??
How long can she sit in one spot before tires develop dead spots? I did not over inflate before putting her to sleep but had Dealer pump about 3 psi extra in each tire.
Appreciate advice
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimmy-D View Post
I have never had rodents in my garage. I keep it as clean as my Wife does the kitchen

I am surprised to here all these rodent issues
Unfortunately I have a 14 acre Arabian horse breeding farm, my detached 50x30 garage is about 300' from my barn so there is a high chance for rodent travel. 3 years ago I got 4 barn cats and they keep the barn in tip top shape as far as rodents, but I am concerned with my garage with it being cat free and there is no way I am putting a feral cat in my garage around all the toys. Thanks for all the tips about the rodent prevention, I just ordered a California Cover bubble car storage unit, 20Lx78Wx68T, so I'll just throw the GT3 in there for the winter and call it a day.

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Old 01-11-2019, 03:50 PM
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Don't do it! You can safely enjoy throughout most winters, albeit less than the warm months.
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by LexVan View Post
People are worried about mice, and then load up their GT3s with Alcantara. I don't get it.
Itís the soy based harnesses and lines that attract mice, VW had a lawsuit a few years ago in Europe.
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted by bluehorseshoe View Post
Don't do it! You can safely enjoy throughout most winters, albeit less than the warm months.
Not me. There is so much gravel and chemical/salt on the roads in the winter. A cracked windshield is almost a guarantee.
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted by GiuseppeM View Post
Itís the soy based harnesses and lines that attract mice, VW had a lawsuit a few years ago in Europe.
I have heard that too, soy based wire insulation that rodents love the smell of. Apparently it is a familiar food for them. Toyota and Lexus are the targets I have heard but many Asian car manufacturers seem to use this
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Palting View Post
LOL. 2 reasons. One, it's the baby, so baby it. Two. what else is there to do in the dead of northeast winter?

Anyway, to your point, car will be fine 3-4 months with no winter prep other than trickle charger. Flat spots will go away within a few miles of driving. Fuel stabilizers are for gasoline stored for many many months, not 3. I bought my very first 911 back in 2002. It had an indoor dust cover, parked in my heated attached garage. I even bought tire cradles, silly me. It was fun to do what I now know to be silly things for "the baby". So, let the others have their fun, too

Anyway, anyone want tire cradles? Supposedly guaranteed 100% to prevent flat spots, probably. How about an indoor car cover? May smell of mothballs since it has been stored since 2003. Free!! Just shipping and handling.
What's shipping for the tyre cradles and cover to Switzerland? My baby needs both...
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Old 01-12-2019, 08:10 AM
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Originally Posted by GiuseppeM View Post


Itís the soy based harnesses and lines that attract mice, VW had a lawsuit a few years ago in Europe.
Those f*#cking gluten free mice!
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:41 AM
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I have enough garage space to periodically push the car to a different spot to avoid getting flat spots on the tires. Fresh oil and battery tender hooked up too. Also periodically exercise the battery by running the lights for a short period of time then return the battery tender to service.
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