Hello Scotty. I watched some of your car youtube videos and have a concern. I have been working overseas for the most part of 9 years, now. Occasionally returning home for 3-4 weeks leave or in between contracts. Needless to say, both of my cars (1989 Chevrolet Caprice Wagon & 1960 Chevrolet Impala) sit in the garage for months on end. When I return home, I always find a puddle of transmission fluid underneath them. My research has led to the converter draining into the pan and that excess fluid leaking out wherever it can. Can you please comment on this?

Also, I watched your video about reviving a car that has sat for a long time. Such will be the case with both of my cars. The 1960 Impala, I rebuilt some years ago. It doesn't get driven but on weekends, when I am home, but will now have been sitting 20 months by time I get home. I will only be home for 2 weeks with a lot of other things to do, then it's back to Afghanistan for another year or more. I will be immediately renting a car upon return, because I won't have much time to revive the Wagon, at least, before I need to do things.

What can I do to help preserve these cars more during these long periods of not running? I am single and there is no one at the house to run or drive them...much less pull them out of the garage and get them back in (It's a tight squeeze).

Status of the cars when I left in January 2016 (I live in Tampa, Florida) is: backed into the garage right up against each other. NOT up on blocks. Some fuel in gas tanks. Oil was operational level when parked. Batteries disconnected, but still in cars. The 1960 Impala has Bias ply tires. The Wagon sits on modern radials.

Thank you for your expertise and experience.

Jason

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they can leak like that, but first do this video and make sure it's not just an oil pan gasket leak or front main seal leak on the trannies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYzTyTlnsr8 And for them sitting actually fill em up with gas, a full tank will last longer (less air in the tank to absorb stuff) and realize the tires will be going bad regardless, just sitting there, whether they are sitting on the ground or jacked up in the ground.

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