They say all good things must pass.. the end of a blissful summer, exhilarating rallies are coming to an end, fun filled event days are closing in, and we are now starting to steer our classics towards winter hibernation.
Heading into winter we all tend to use our classic cars less frequently, hoping to avoid wet roads and harsh conditions. Most of you will know it’s important to keep engines lubricated over the hibernation period, the most common method is to run the engine up to temperature by idling for a short period of time – but this can run the risk of leaving soot on your plugs and valves.
Our recommendation is to do this in a way which is much kinder to your car…
1. If you can, give the car a short run out, driving the car under load burns the plugs at a far higher combustion temperature and cleans soot off the valves.
2. Alternatively, disconnect the 12v feed from the coil before your turn the engine over. Churn the engine for 30 seconds 3 or 4 times, and then reconnect the feed – this avoids soot building on the plugs.
Over the next few months we will be sharing more winter hibernation tips so keep your eyes peeled…
Need assistance with prepping your car for winter? Give us a call – we would be more than happy to help.