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Re: Wintering the B

Hi,

Any advice for wintering with no garage? Snow expected.

I plan on covering it with a canvas, windows a bit down, and a plastic sheet on the ground to reduce the moist coming from the ground.

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Re: Wintering the B

If it was my car, I would find a covered shelter, no matter what, or how far away...
Leaving any car outside, even covered with something, wil affect it in a negative way for sure.
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Re: Wintering the B

Good advice, clearly coming from experience. I've had mine 7 years now and took the opportunity of a sunny day yesterday to run through the wash/dry & run for warm-up before garaging for winter, where I have room to roll 2 or 3 metres. I also 3/4 filled with good petrol, pumped up the Pirellis & left a window half down.

After cooking 6 silica gel bags (500g) these went into the cabin & boot, then the steering wheel & gear knob had a coat of shoe polish. In the engine bay, near the bulkhead, I put a milk bottle cap with peppermint oil, to keep any mice away (this obviously works with elephants too, as none have got into the B since doing it).

If the weather turns really cold, I can use a convector heater in the garage, and will plug my C-tec charger/conditioner into the cig-socket to keep the battery ok.

Next year, before using again, I would plan to remove each wheel to dust any rust on the discs (Waxoil has kept the underbody good) & wipe the plastic guards - not forgetting to adjust tyre pressures
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Re: Wintering the B

Why fill the fueltank only for 75%?
This still allows he moisture in the remaing air to cause rust....
By wise, and fill it 100%!!

No need to take of thew wheels to wipe away rust, one push one the brakepedal during the first ride will get rid of it instantly...!
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Re: Wintering the B

Unfortunately I cannot find a safe garage.

So far I have this list of prerequisites for outside wintering:
- cover
- full tank
- windows a bit rolled down
- peppermint oil or equivalent mice repellant substance in the engine compartment
- nigrin/teroson wax protection sprayed under the car metallic parts
- battery taken out, stored in the house
- tire pressure
- exhaust blocked

Any other suggestions are welcome.
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Re: Wintering the B

Close the inlet as well ( but don't forget to unblock it in spring...!!)
And put the car in first gear, don't use the handbrake...
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Re: Wintering the B

If possible I’d make a frame for the cover to rest over, so there’s a good air gap. Some 4x2 CLS as it is nowadays
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