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Start Stored MGB?

Started by march2022, February 08, 2022, 12:40:36 AM

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I need opinions please. It has been below zero to 40s in Upstate New York. I've started and moved (back & forth) my '79 MGB every 2-3 weeks so far. Fuel stabilizer added, battery tender attached, and rodent repellent thru out. Do you start your stored MG during the winter? If so how often?

As always, I sincerely appreciate the input from this fine group of British sports car enthusiasts!
Jay L. Bloom


I wouldn't just "start it" unless you plan to drive it around a little as well. If you just run it on the choke for a few minutes and then shut it down, there's a chance you will dilute the engine oil with excess fuel---not a good situation. So unless you can get the engine up to full operating temperature, I'd pass on short start-ups while in storage.

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