Alky kit ? Winter storage

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  1. Nicholas Maiers

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    Good morning guys I recently had market installed and it’s getting to the time of year where we’re going to start getting below freezing temperatures and my car will be stored in a non-climate controlled area so do I need to drain the system and and something like Windshield washer fluid
     
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    Just did this.. I googled winterize alky turbobuick and a thread came up with Julio saying to unscrew nozzle from up pipe, place in container, add -20° f blue washer fluid to reservoir, turn up knob to 8, hit test button till blue fluid comes out. That's basically what it says but search for it so you can see his procedure first hand have a good one
     
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    That’s what I thought but wasn’t sure thank you bother
     
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    julio- if car is kept in garage that doesnt see temps below 40 degrees is this still necessary? john
     
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    I've never done anything for storage in a semi-heated garage, alky system still working fine after 6 winters.
     
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    Straight methanol freezes at an unearthly -65 f. So what's the question?
     
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    Really I did not know that


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    Ya methanol is what gives windshield washer fluid it's antifreeze property. The blue stuff is about half water and half meth for a -20 rating.
     
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    Well I’m running vp m1


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    Right, which freezes at negative 65 . Hopefully it doesn't get that cold where you live
     
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    Lol I hope not either so it should be fine , is there any reason to drain the pump


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    The main reason for the system flush before storage is due to the chemical nature of methanol, not because of a freezing concern.
    Methanol will dry out the pump seal if not "circulated" and the pump will end up leaking sooner.
     
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    If its where you can just start the car maybe weekly and just hit the test button and circulate the Meth , Letting it sit is not good for the pump
     

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