Putting her away

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  1. macden

    macden SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Is there an accepted method for putting her away for the night. I have a tight garage, should I do anything to cool it down to before pulling it in.

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  2. hellcat87

    hellcat87 Hellcat Member

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    I'm not sure if it makes a difference or not but when I park it in the garage for the day I usually leave the hood open to let the heat from the engine convect off from the engine bay area
     
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    Aaron Vogel Silver Member

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    Ride her hard, put her away hot
     
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    I leave the hood up to let the engine cool. Probably does not make any difference but it's just what I do.
     
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    I do the same, and also if the fan is running when I pull it in, I let it idle until the fan shuts off.
     
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    i take detail spray and spray down the whole front end to remove bugs....bugs are acidic and will eat your paint....i had a large purple bug of some sort that actually stained and ate into my clear coat on my 2011 white challenger....had to sand the clear to get the purple out
     
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    The hood has heat extractors. Just park it.
     
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    Don't let huggytree fool you... He sprays his engine with coolant so he can smell it all the time (I heard he was in rehab for sniffing coolant a few years back)
     
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    Oh yea I didnt think about the hood vents, Id leave it then. I also clean off the front of my car it its got bug guts.
     
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    All tucked in for the night IMG_20150525_194021.jpg
     
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    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    park it and walk away, its a car
     
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    Do you cover it every night? Going to have a lot of scratches in a short amount of time...
     
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    Hellinor Hellcat Member

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    no its not my daily driver, only cover when its going to be sitting for a few days at a time.
     
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    Yeah, I open my hood too... Amazing how warm my 24'x26' garage gets only 15min. after I park the car. I do this to help relieve the thermal load imparted into the plastic/rubber bits & pieces in the engine bay. The heat soaking will accelerate the age-hardening process that naturally occurs with most elastomers. Yes, the engineers may have specified the engine & ancillary component materials with this heat soaking in mind but since the car is still relatively new (90 mi.), I still like to visually inspect the engine and rad hose connections, etc. so I just leave the hood open for an hour with my garage fan on and the garage door cracked open a foot or two...
     
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    Park at walk, easy as that.
     

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