That's one of those urban legend type stories. It's also the lyrics to a country song from a couple years ago, the one with the solidier ghost "sitting" in the passenger seat.I may need to be backed up by the other guys here since I've never personally done this. I would recommend NOT idling it every week - just let it sit. Put it in a garage, brick the under carriage so the tires are off the ground, or at least with reduced ground pressure. Fill the gas tank (like gas station -> house -> storage). Top off the oil. Disconnect the battery (make sure you know the stereo's codes). and top off all the rest of the fluids to their normal degree. Throw a tarp over it, and let her sit until you get back.
I heard this story once, it may be a myth. But some dude bought a brand new 60's vette and like a week later was shipped out to vietnam and was killed. His mother just let the car sit in the barn. What he did was bricked the undercarriage and removed the tires entirely, drained ALL the fluids out and over filled them all to the rim with oil (including the gas tank). Tossed a tap over it and left. 30+ years later it was found - in perfect condition - and oiling ALL the parts preserved them for that long.
The gas is probably still fine. I would take it for a short drive and then change the oil.to add on to whats said,
my cars been sitting in a garage during Michigan winter for about 4 months, the gas tank was full or almost full i believe but the cars up for an oil change.
im sure the gas is gone bad by now, so do I cyphin out the old gas fill it up with some new gas to get to a gas station and top it off there?
and the oil, drive it and get the oil changed someplace, or change it myself on the spot before starting the car? would one of those system flushes they offer at the oil change places or the dealerships be best?
Let the car warm up for 30 seconds to a minute, then drive it nicely till its warm.i wonder if any of you guys warm up your car before driving? how long do you guys recommend to warm up the car??