Winter lay-up. Fuel.

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AlanO
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Winter lay-up. Fuel.
I'm going to take my 270 of the road for a few months Dec - April. I'm pretty OK regarding how to store it (axle stands, handbrake off, battery indoors on charge etc) but unsure about fuel. The advice online seems to be to keep fuel in to avoid rusting/oxidisation but to add a stabiliser to avoid the fuel going 'gungy' and creating blockages. With fuel in I'll also be able to run it if needs be and avoid decanting fuel. So, my question; do people use a fuel stabiliser and if so what do you recommend please? Thanks.
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I've brimmed my 310R with Esso Synergy Supreme+ 99 (which is E0).

I run it on that anyway, but I very much doubt you'd have a problem with any fuel in a 270. More additives and less ethanol seem like a good idea though.

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12 years with nothing done anywhere no additives, no take outs,and no problems. I think many owners get a bit OTT with unnecessary stuff, it`s just a car at the end of the day Bandit

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My car ends up on axle stands for the time when I'm servicing it, the rest of the time it just sits on its tyres. Never done anything special about fuel, it sits with whatever it had when I finished the last drive of the season. Never had any issues, always fired up first turn in the spring. K Series, but don't think it will make much difference. As above, I think it's easy to get a bit carried away!

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As for tyres, I just put an extra 10psi in while it's laid up. I don't bother with axle stands and I've never had any issues with flat spots.

I used to use a battery conditioner on my Elise, but the Seven has a battery isolator switch so that's not needed now.

The only other thing I do is apply ACF-50 to the chassis (and where the skin meets the chassis rails under the bonnet).

Tim.

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These are thoughts I have had for years with motorcycles as well as the Caterham only wanting to do the right thing.

Good fuel a little extra pressure in the tyres making sure not to leave the hand brake on so using wooden chocks just in case it goes for a drive on its own  Driving and roll it back and forth so the tyres don't flat spot.

Doing these few simple things and with enjoying  Coffee a non essential regime of winter servicing and polishing and in the case of the seven as GulfSeven says a protective coat between the the skin and chassis I have never had an issue with any vehicle I've owned and to be honest you could probably do less?

 

AlanO
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Yep, I've got the ACF50 ready! Thanks, I've a clear picture of what I need to do.
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All the above, apart from doing anything with the fuel. Started it roughly once a month and ran it up to temperature and, if on the floor, moved it forward or back a couple of feet. 

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If anyone needs to buy ACF50, this company is the cheapest i can find at the moment.

https://www.sportsbikeshop.co.uk

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Thanks for the link,I'm now set for some winter fun and games when the package arrives  Clap

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Used to get parts for the bike from here.

checkout their price

https://www.nippynormans.com/search?q=Acf50

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