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Old 12-05-2011, 10:32 PM
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Am I doing it right? Please help

I have a 96 Prostar 205 and have to store it outside, covered. I live in California and it only gets to freezing a few times a year for a few hours. What I'v done the past three years is pull the hoses and the knock sensor? at the bottom. My biggest question is I also pull the manifold plugs and leave them out. Is this enough and should I put the manifold plugs back in? Thanks
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Old 12-06-2011, 12:03 AM
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You should be fine. I live near by in Pleasant Hill and store mine on the side of the house under a carport but still out side. I only drain the block and manifolds. If the news ever says it's going to be a hard freeze I throw a 60watt shop light in that I hang from the pylon near the floor and leave the engine compartment up a couple of inches on a 2 x 4. Yes leave the drain plugs out for the winter.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:56 AM
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What I've done the past three years is pull the hoses and the knock sensor? at the bottom.
There should be a drain on the starboard side of the block as well. The knock sensor is on the port side.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:24 AM
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A little anti-seize or oil on the female threads will keep the corrosion away so you don't have to chase them in the spring....
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:38 AM
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how far are you guys from Tracy?
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:42 PM
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my wife usually tells me if I do it wrong. :-)
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:52 PM
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my wife usually tells me if I do it wrong. :-)
Does she then request, "Please help"?
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:47 PM
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If you are worried I would hang a light tonight. I just went out and did it. Supposed to be in the high 20's tonight. The news just said freeze warnings in the delta valley tonight.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:11 AM
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Would love to put a heating source in the boat but I don't have power out their.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:12 AM
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-V- I'm about 20 minutes from Tracy.
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