GM Truck Club
THE PREMIER CHEVY TRUCK & SUV FORUM
Founded in 2004 ~ We're the #1 Chevy Truck & SUV Forum.
Silverado & Sierra | Tahoe & Yukon | Suburban & Yukon XL | SUV & CROSSOVER
Page 1 of 2 12 Last Post byLast Post by
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    Sr. Apprentice
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Kutztown, PA
    Posts
    57

    Default Parking my truck for awhile

    I going to be parking my truck for a while and someone recommended that, amongst other things, I flush my heater lines. Does anyone know how to do this, or what I should use to flush them?

    Mike

  2. #2
    Legend
    TRPLXL2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Norwalk, Ohio
    Posts
    3,368
    Blog Entries
    8

    Default

    How long are you going to be parking your truck for? I leave my parked from September clear into April, and I have never flushed my heater lines. I'm not saying don't do it, but just wondering why you would have to? Now that I mentioned it now mine will probably explode.
    2004 Chevy Colorado
    LS1 5.7 swap/TBSS rear axle swap

  3. #3
    Sr. Apprentice
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Kutztown, PA
    Posts
    57

    Default

    haha, I guess as short as possible. but unfortunately, It's going to be a while. It's already been sitting for a few months and its not going any where for a while. I have it in my garage but I want to make sure the truck is well kept since it only has 58000 miles on it.

    Mike

  4. #4
    Legend Mean_Green_95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
    Posts
    1,170

    Default

    may I ask why you have to park the truck?
    2010 Equinox LT
    2.4, 6 speed auto, power lift gate, remote start, bluetooth, xm.

    1995 Cheyenne C1500 ext. cab(my baby, my first truck)
    5.0, 5 speed, Silverado appearance package, power nothing, bucket seats and console Silverado, painted black interior, eBay halo headlights, eBay chrome tails, eBay cai, dual Flowmaster 40's w/no cats, 15x7 American Racing Hopsters, Walmart fog lights, SS mirrors

  5. #5
    Sr. Apprentice
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Kutztown, PA
    Posts
    57

    Default

    I'm going to college and I have another car that gets better gas mileage so I want to build a bad ass truck real slowly over the next 4 years.

    Mike

  6. #6
    Legend Mean_Green_95's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
    Posts
    1,170

    Default

    aw, gotcha.

  7. #7
    Sr. Mechanic larryleeUSN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Now stationed in Mayport,Florida
    Posts
    167

    Default

    i leave my truck sit for 6 months to a year. everytime i go on deployment. all u have to do is take a trip over there and start it up everynow and then and run it for a lil while. drive it some. you should be just fine. ive never had a problem leaving my truck alone. its only got about 35,000 miles on it now.

  8. #8

    Default

    Same here. Every time I go on deployment I just leave it with someone I trust (now my wife of course) who can start it and drive it once a week or every couple of weeks. Shouldn't be a big deal at all.

    -Greg

    The fool learns not from the wise man, but the wise man from the fool.

    2004 Silverado 4x4 (Suzie)
    6" Fabtech Suspension Lift
    35" NITTO Terra Grapplers
    18" MB Wheels Predators
    Thrush Turbo Series Mufflers
    on true dual exhaust
    Grille by Option Racing

    1952 3600
    Finally getting torn down to the frame.

  9. #9
    Master Mechanic
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Owens Cross Roads, Alabama
    Posts
    634

    Default

    i gave the keys to my brother in law when i was deployed.he didnt crank it for 6 months.when i found that out i sent my dad to get the keys and have him take care of it.but no damage done.just a dead battery
    -Dylan
    2004 Silverado 4x4
    4.8L
    1986 K5 Blazer
    8" Superlift w/39.5 super swampers
    1992 GMC Jimmy "Blue Bomber"
    4.3L Vortec

  10. #10

    Default

    i would put the batt on a trickle charger park it 2x8s to keep tires off the ground and drop tire air pressure by about 15- 20%, put a bag over the exhaust (to keep mice out), cover to keep the dust off, and stabil the gas i would also fill the tank all the way to help prevent condensation build up in the tank, you should be good for 6 months at a time, oh ya a fresh oil change before storage is a must

    2003 Z71 Silverado LS
    Access roll up cover
    Bed Rails
    Billet Grill insert
    Bed Rug
    CB with PA system
    Waiting to be installed
    Two 8in RF HX2 punch( would have 12s but they got stolen)

Page 1 of 2 12 Last Post byLast Post by

Similar Threads

  1. wipers not parking right
    By vintage_car in forum Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)
    Replies: 7
    Last: 11-18-2010, 10:30 PM
  2. parking light. Need help
    By lolo22 in forum General Chevy & GM Tech Questions
    Replies: 1
    Last: 06-10-2010, 09:00 PM
  3. Been awhile!
    By Z71_usmc_rebel in forum The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last: 01-14-2009, 12:56 PM
  4. Man it's been awhile.
    By finalday7 in forum The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat
    Replies: 10
    Last: 06-17-2008, 05:33 PM
  5. Parking lights [Expired Topic]
    By beastsuburban in forum Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)
    Replies: 2
    Last: 06-11-2006, 11:21 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •