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Old 10-20-2009, 08:39 AM   #1
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Help with Winterizing a Boxster for 1st time

I hate the thought of doing this, but I will need to winterize my '07 Boxster I just purchased sometime in the next month as snow will be flying in the Toronto region of Ontario. Since I am new at this, does anyone have some good tips for this? I will be storing it in my garage which is attached to the house (usually 10F warmer than outside) and have purchased a Porsche car cover for indoors. Do you change the oil before or after storage? Any info. offerred will be much appreciated. I love driving this car!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 10-20-2009, 09:58 AM   #2
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fiill the tires to 50psi, fill gas tank and add stabilizer, get oil changed, disconnect battery. See you in april lol
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:19 AM   #3
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:47 PM   #4
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I wouldn't recommend disconnecting the battery; put a maintainer on it instead. The reason is that the engine control unit will forget everything it has adapted and go back to default. It takes about 150-200 miles of driving in various conditions to remap and get all systems "ready" (can impact emissions testing).

Maintainers are inexpensive and easy to use. Otherwise, GTA_G20 covered the basics.

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