your car out of storage.
your Porsche® out of storage seems simple enough. But there
are a few things that you should look for before you turn that
for the first time. Here are some of those things to look for:
1. Check to see if the tires have air. If you stored your car properly,
you should have 45psi in the tires. This is also the time to take
out the extra air and set the correct tire pressures.
Check the battery. If you disconnected the battery for storage,
this is the time to reconnect it. If you have a trickle charger
on the battery, disconnect it from the battery and store it in a
place you will remember where it is in the fall.
Look for any signs of insects or mice that may have found a home
for the winter. Check the air box, intake, exhaust, trunk, engine
bay, interior, fender wells and anywhere else you may think a little
mouse may hide. Also check the wiring if you find any signs of mice.
Check that all fluids are at proper levels and look good. Also look
for leaks that may have started over the winter. Fluids to check
are: Engine oil (if you have an older 911 remember that you top
up the oil when the car is at operating temp.), Coolant (for all
those liquid cooled cars), Power steering fluid, Brake fluid, Transmission
fluid, Fuel and the Windshield washer fluid.
Check all the rubber, hard lines & hoses that are around the
vehicle. These include: the fuel lines, coolant & oil lines,
brake lines, power steering lines & boots, vacuum lines, rubber
boots, CV joint boots and ball joints,
Look at the spark plug wires, fuel rails and injectors to make sure
that they are not cracked, frayed or damaged.
Use a good spray detailer to remove the dust collected on the paint
even if you use a car cover.
Once you are satisfied with your check list you can now start your