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    Long term storage advice

    Hi Folks,

    Due to lack of use I'm taking my Series 80 off the road at the end of November. Most likely it will be stored outdoors so I've purchased a car cover which seems to have good reviews. Not ideal I know - I'm still looking for indoor storage locally - but planning for the worst. I expect it will be off the road for 2 years or thereabouts. If anyone can point me in the direction of good de-commissioning advice that would be great. I want to save my mechanic the hassle of figuring out what should/should'nt be done. Usual stuff Re: lubrication, fluids, battery etc.

    She's taxed crew cab and I'm assuming the same rules apply for off the road declaration. Am I creating a whole world of pain for myself when I need to re-tax at a later date ? I'm willing to pay the 300 odd euro to keep her taxed if it saves me a heart attack..

    Appreciate any advice you guys can give.

    Cheers

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    Just declare it off the road like you would a car. I would just drain and flush out the cooling system and remove the battery.

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    You have to declare it of road from year to year.get a gallon can of wd 40 and spray the whole body with it.

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    Cheers lads. I presume a full service beforehand would be worthwhile too ?

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    I wouldn't think so more important to service first thing before you take it out of storage.I wouldn't be a fan of something sitting up for 2 yrs or more without even been run even at tick over every month or so.

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