Chillin on the Gulf Coast
Well Uncle Sam decided that I am needed over in Korea for a year, so I am heading over there beginning of March. The plan is to park the Bronco and my Jeep in RV storage lot on base. I will pick up some car covers for the both of them and also some more jack stands. I will obviously disconnect the batteries and lock the doors. But what else should I do? My plan for the Bronco atleast, is to fill the cylinders with engine oil (the motor is fresh and only has about 45 minutes of run time), lock it up good and cover it, put the front and rear axles on jack stands in case the tires go flat, put cotton balls soaked in peppermint oil in the cab and engine bay, disconnect the battery and drain as much gas as I can. I am swapping the gas tank out for a later model one so I may just pull the replacement tank and leave it inside the truck and swap it out after I get back. Would it be a good idea to let the truck idle out of gas so that there is nothing in the lines to gum up and break down? When I get back in a year I plan to replace the belt and hoses, coolant, oil (its still the break in oil), and then siphon the oil out of the cylinders (as best I can), add fresh gas and run it till it burns off the oil in the cylinders then change oil and spark plugs. Anything else anyone can think of?