Batteries can be quickly ruined if not kept fully charged from
Sulfation. Even dirt on the battery will cause it to discharge slowly.
Best is remove it , clean it, charge it and top it off every few
months over winter, plus now you can clean the cable and battery
terminals. If a battery freezes from discharge its ruined. Gas goes
bad over a few months and varnishes, best it to run it dry, but if you
have a metal tank keeping it full and adding stabiliser might be best.
Change oil now as acids and water in old oil affect and pit bearings.
Fogging the cilinders with fogging oil, so no rust occurs is a great
On Mon, 19 Nov 2007 07:03:54 -0500, Mortimer Schnerd, RN wrote:
I've stored my John Deer outside in a shed for 8 years so far and for
seven of those before the battery died it turned over fine next spring.
Also it wasn't a real easy starter after sitting over the winter. Usually
had to crank it at least 15 or 20 seconds. I won't disagree that a trickle
charger is a good thing to use, I have one on my Harley. But for me it
just wasn't needed.
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