1995 chevy corsica

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Old 04-13-08, 03:32 PM
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1995 chevy corsica

With the gas prices so high I tend to let my car sit and save the gas. I hear that letting a car sit to long is not good for it. How long is too long?
 
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Old 04-13-08, 06:10 PM
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long enough for your gas to go sour and everything inside the engine oxydize/rust and all electrical contact get covered with oxidation.
seriously, how long will THAT take?
i donno what you mean by "letting it sit for long time" but if you at least start it and run for few minutes once a month, just to lubricate moving parts, and add some sort of good gas treatment to keep gas from changing its chemical structure - you good for long time. of course, you'll kill your batterie like this..... if you really plan on letting it sit for long time, i'd get a can of electrician lube, and lube every single elctrical connector and batterie terminals, before you let that happen.
i had corsica and it bravely did 28mpg. that is bad for you? it ain't gonna get any better on gas prices, until they'll reach their so much sought for $5 a gallon, you know...
 
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Old 04-13-08, 06:29 PM
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Thank you. I had no idea that my electrical system would take a beating. Guess I'm not going to let it sit.........bad idea.
 
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Old 04-13-08, 07:36 PM
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With the gas prices so high I tend to let my car sit and save the gas. I hear that letting a car sit to long is not good for it. How long is too long?
i don't see where you stated that it sits for a long time. most electrical connectors are sealed anymore and so they don't oxidize all that quickly. as for your gas...it takes quite a while to turn to turpentine what you probably ought to do if the car might sit for more than 30 days is to add some fuel stabalizer, available at any auto parts store or hardware store. i commend you for looking at ways to conserve fossil fuel as well as your hard earned bucks!
 
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