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David A Laughton
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Username: dandpl

Post Number: 9
Registered: 7-2017
Posted on Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 06:07 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Hi

Will need to leave the Bentley Turbo R 1990 for three months or so. She will be in a de-humidified garage. Any other suggestions?
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Mark Luft
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Username: bentleyman1993

Post Number: 134
Registered: 10-2016
Posted on Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 07:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Disconnect the battery, fill the fuel tank, and in my opinion, put a fuel stabilizer in the fuel.
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David Gore
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Username: david_gore

Post Number: 2720
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 10:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Put the car on stands to take the weight off the tyres to avoid flat spots when you next drive the car - the vibrations from the flat spots will shake your teeth fillings loose .
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Omar M. Shams
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Username: omar

Post Number: 1357
Registered: 4-2009
Posted on Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 06:12 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

One of my friends (God rest his soul) used to pump up his tyres to 50 PSI instead of lifting the car off the ground. He said it was the best thing to do to avoid flat spots. I have no experience to agree or otherwise.
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David Gore
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Username: david_gore

Post Number: 2721
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 07:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Omar,

The tyres at 50psi will still "flat spot" as they are still carrying the entire mass of the vehicle on 4 small "contact patches".

Using stands will take the entire mass of the car off the tyres ensuring they remain truly spherical as they are not carrying any load to distort the tyre.
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Maxwell Heazlewood
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Username: tasbent

Post Number: 87
Registered: 9-2017
Posted on Friday, 10 November, 2017 - 07:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

.....>>>>> Hi....Will need to leave the Bentley Turbo R 1990 for three months or so. She will be in a de-humidified garage. Any other suggestions?....>>>>

Hello David....all of the above are recommended.
Might I advise that you place axle stands under the suspension rather than the body, this places the car in normal running stance but off the tyres,considering the prodigious weight of these vehicles.
Three months is a long time and I would suggest that you remove the battery and connect to an automatic battery charger....don't just let it sit there....this is the road to sulphation and batteries hate lack of use.
Climate control or not, place a couple of packs of those moisture absorbers front and rear and leave the windows cracked about an inch.
Give the motor a complete oil change and new filter before storage.
3/4 fill the tank with fuel and add enough fuel stabilser...in a tank that size you will need two doses.
Give the seats and all leather panels a good going over with your favourite hide food....not forgetting these are Connolly's finest hides and the last thing they need is three months of de-humidified air.....trust me!!
Polish all the wood work and give the exterior paint work a good clean and wax.
Check your brake fluid for moisture content and if the indicator reads above 3%....CHANGE IT!!
If necessary, according to your records, the auto box may need a fluid change.
Spray every exposed electrical connection you can find with electronic cleaner/lubricant and use a rust preventer on all exposed suspect nuts, bolts and fittings.
Three months in calendar terms doesn't sound much but it's surprising the damage it can cause on an inactive vehicle.
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Patrick Lockyer.
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Username: pat_lockyer

Post Number: 1622
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Wednesday, 15 November, 2017 - 03:27 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

"Check your brake fluid for moisture content and if the indicator reads above 3%....CHANGE IT!!"
Thought it was LHM????????????

"leave the windows cracked about an inch."
Flipping moths can be a prob in the UK.

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