I've had my 2000 Mustang Convertible in the back of our unheated hangar
since last November, untouched. I covered it with cotton sheets, filled the
gas tank to the top, aired up the tires -- and haven't touched it since.
Yesterday I charged the battery up and fired it up. The engine sounded a
little "ticky" for a few seconds, and then purred like a big cat. I let it
warm up fully before shutting it back down.
I also aired up the tires, which were about 50% low. The floor of the
hangar is astroturf over pea gravel, which has enough "give" so that I think
the tires aren't flat-spotted from sitting.
The brake rotors are completely rusty. Should/can I do anything about that
before driving the car again? Or will that all just come off after a few
I figured I'd change the oil/filter right away -- but is there anything else
involved with bringing a car out of winter storage?
Iowa City, IA
2000 Mustang Convertible
"Your Aviation Destination"