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gnetcanada
10-17-2004, 12:53 PM
Hey Guys,

Looking to put the M3 away soon, can i get a few opinions from people as the best way to winterize my vehicle. I plan on storing it in my garage under a cover, over the winter. I have heard things about putting it up on blocks so the rotors dont warp etc. is that true? what is the best things to do fluids, maintenance and prep wise?

Shawn

Bmwstylz
10-17-2004, 06:21 PM
"essentials" would be:

wash & wax car
change oil / filter
put Gas stabilizer in tank - fill it
Disconnect battery - and trickle charge once a month or so.
Fill Tire pressure up to max PSI as printed on sidewall (i.e. 44 or whatever)

That should be fine.. You can certainly jack it if you want, but I would just move it once a month or so if you are really worried about flat spots on the tires.

g'luck

duffy325
10-17-2004, 06:40 PM
Here's a dumb question but how do you go about trickle charging a battery?

Mitch555
10-17-2004, 09:01 PM
Hey Guys,

Looking to put the M3 away soon, can i get a few opinions from people as the best way to winterize my vehicle. I plan on storing it in my garage under a cover, over the winter. I have heard things about putting it up on blocks so the rotors dont warp etc. is that true? what is the best things to do fluids, maintenance and prep wise?

Shawn

Click Here (http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21710)

gnetcanada
10-17-2004, 09:55 PM
thx for all the posts guys.

crusher
10-18-2004, 12:51 AM
Here's a dumb question but how do you go about trickle charging a battery?


Go to your local autoshop and buy a battery charger.. Most chargers are auto so you just leave it connected and it will charge your battery..

Gamite
10-18-2004, 12:53 AM
Which reminds me, I'd better re-sticky that thread.