[E-Type] "Prepping your treasure for a long rest"

Thanks to the member that referenced the above noted archieve.

My question is that how important is it to run the car periodically in
the winter?

Though I cannot drive it, due to the roads in the winter, some people
advocate at least running the engine and working the brakes to reduce
corossion etc.

As this is my first winter with the car on the road, I was going to
“prep” the car, and place it on jack stands, leaving it alone for 6
months not running it at all, or pumping the brakes.

My question is that here in Ontario, I cannot possibly drive the car in
the winter, even around the block. Should I periodically start the car,
and pump the brakes, or just “prep it for a long rest” Starting it,
would require turning it over in sub zero temperatures.

Thanks in advance–
Jay Orchard
Community Development Officer
Southwestern Ontario Rural Medicine Unit
53 North Street
Goderich, Ontario
N7A 2T5
519 524-9940

Thanks to the member that referenced the above noted archive.

My question is that how important is it to run the car periodically in
the winter?

Though I cannot drive it, due to the roads in the winter, some people
advocate at least running the engine and working the brakes to reduce
corrosion etc.

As this is my first winter with the car on the road, I was going to
“prep” the car, and place it on jack stands, leaving it alone for 6
months not running it at all, or pumping the brakes.

My question is that here in Ontario, I cannot possibly drive the car in
the winter, even around the block. Should I periodically start the car,
and pump the brakes, or just “prep it for a long rest” Starting it,
would require turning it over in sub zero temperatures.

Thanks in advance.–
Jay Orchard
Community Development Officer
Southwestern Ontario Rural Medicine Unit
53 North Street
Goderich, Ontario
N7A 2T5
519 524-9940

Jay,

I live in Toronto and have owned my xke since 1972, I never start it after
the first snow. Every spring I remove all the spark plugs, disconnect low
tension side of the ignition coil and crank the motor until oil pressure is
indicated. This usually takes about 15 - 20 seconds, before starting it. I
have not had any problems with corrosion although the temperature in my
garage never drops below 5 deg C (41 deg F) and it is relatively dry. I
normally do not take special steps before storage, I just cover it and
charge the battery a few times.

Regards,
Marc 66 OTS

At 02:01 PM 99/10/05 -0400, you wrote:>Thanks to the member that referenced the above noted archive.

My question is that how important is it to run the car periodically in
the winter?

Though I cannot drive it, due to the roads in the winter, some people
advocate at least running the engine and working the brakes to reduce
corrosion etc.

As this is my first winter with the car on the road, I was going to
“prep” the car, and place it on jack stands, leaving it alone for 6
months not running it at all, or pumping the brakes.

My question is that here in Ontario, I cannot possibly drive the car in
the winter, even around the block. Should I periodically start the car,
and pump the brakes, or just “prep it for a long rest” Starting it,
would require turning it over in sub zero temperatures.

Thanks in advance.

Jay Orchard
Community Development Officer
Southwestern Ontario Rural Medicine Unit
53 North Street
Goderich, Ontario
N7A 2T5
519 524-9940

If you set it up on stands, probalbly should put it in gear and turn the
rear end over a few times once in a while. Get all the gears wet with oil,
slosh some up on the seals. They will dry out otherwise.
LLoyd

Jay Orchard wrote:> Thanks to the member that referenced the above noted archieve.

My question is that how important is it to run the car periodically in
the winter?

Jay,
Is this an E-Type? If so can you please provide the year model and the Vin

for our Social List Please?

Thanks, Mike Powers----- Original Message -----
From: Jay Orchard jorchard@odyssey.on.ca
To: e-type-digest@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 11:01 AM
Subject: [E-Type] “Prepping your treasure for a long rest”

Thanks to the member that referenced the above noted archive.

My question is that how important is it to run the car periodically in
the winter?

Though I cannot drive it, due to the roads in the winter, some people
advocate at least running the engine and working the brakes to reduce
corrosion etc.

As this is my first winter with the car on the road, I was going to
“prep” the car, and place it on jack stands, leaving it alone for 6
months not running it at all, or pumping the brakes.

My question is that here in Ontario, I cannot possibly drive the car in
the winter, even around the block. Should I periodically start the car,
and pump the brakes, or just “prep it for a long rest” Starting it,
would require turning it over in sub zero temperatures.

Thanks in advance.

Jay Orchard
Community Development Officer
Southwestern Ontario Rural Medicine Unit
53 North Street
Goderich, Ontario
N7A 2T5
519 524-9940

Jay ,
Could you please provide the basics of the E-Type. I.E. yerr, model and Vin

for our Social List Please?

Thanks, Mike Powers----- Original Message -----
From: Jay Orchard jorchard@odyssey.on.ca
To: e-type-digest@jag-lovers.org
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 11:01 AM
Subject: [E-Type] “Prepping your treasure for a long rest”

Thanks to the member that referenced the above noted archive.

Now there are some tips I can really use…thanks! Recently took the
tunnel off my Spitfire gearbox only to find a very large rodent nest
sitting smack on top og the GB. The car had been sitting for several
months.
Cy
67OTS
62FHCOn Wed, 6 Oct 1999, O’Donnell Daniel-W15252 wrote:

Be sure to put steel wool in the tailpipes … mice love to crawl inside to
nest. And I always put a box of moth balls under the hood … keeps them
from building a home under there.

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: Marc Purc [mailto:mpurc@mississauga.rms.slb.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 3:15 PM
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Subject: Re: [E-Type] “Prepping your treasure for a long rest”

Jay,

I live in Toronto and have owned my xke since 1972, I never start it after
the first snow. Every spring I remove all the spark plugs, disconnect low
tension side of the ignition coil and crank the motor until oil pressure is
indicated. This usually takes about 15 - 20 seconds, before starting it. I
have not had any problems with corrosion although the temperature in my
garage never drops below 5 deg C (41 deg F) and it is relatively dry. I
normally do not take special steps before storage, I just cover it and
charge the battery a few times.

Regards,
Marc 66 OTS

At 02:01 PM 99/10/05 -0400, you wrote:

Thanks to the member that referenced the above noted archive.

My question is that how important is it to run the car periodically in
the winter?

Though I cannot drive it, due to the roads in the winter, some people
advocate at least running the engine and working the brakes to reduce
corrosion etc.

As this is my first winter with the car on the road, I was going to
“prep” the car, and place it on jack stands, leaving it alone for 6
months not running it at all, or pumping the brakes.

My question is that here in Ontario, I cannot possibly drive the car in
the winter, even around the block. Should I periodically start the car,
and pump the brakes, or just “prep it for a long rest” Starting it,
would require turning it over in sub zero temperatures.

Thanks in advance.

Jay Orchard
Community Development Officer
Southwestern Ontario Rural Medicine Unit
53 North Street
Goderich, Ontario
N7A 2T5
519 524-9940