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Old 07-29-2009, 08:58 PM   #31
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all i said was if he's concerned, it takes no time at all to disconnect. It's worth the peace of mind. If it was the middle of winter I'd say do it for sure, but even around this time I'd err on the side of caution to avoid a headache. If the car is to be left at home then either way it's not a big deal, but if it's being left in the park-and-fly, it'd be a pisser to get off a plane to a dead car.
I'm leaving it at home and getting a ride to the airport. My 05' Acura RSX Type S was left in the coldest segment of winter for 12 weeks straight and was started only once at the 9 week mark. It hesitated ever so slightly but at the end of the 12th week it started up like a champ. I miss that car quite often.
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:42 AM   #32
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does the clock not need to be reset by the stealership? thats what i was told, cause i took my positive and negative off to do my system,lol.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:13 AM   #33
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are you serious? 10 days? Id say freeze this crap out of it , when you get back ---> melt.

im leaving for 6 months, now that is a concern especially with winter being an issue!
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:41 AM   #34
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^^no it isn't. Proper long term storing techniques have been discussed at length. My e36 is stored most of the year, every year, and i've never, ever had a problem after storing it.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:47 AM   #35
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yes but mine will be outside....freezing....in the cold......im wondering if ill return to a rust bucket.
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:54 AM   #36
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drive it onto a tarp that's at least twice the size of the car. Put a car cover on the car. Cover the car cover with the tarp. you can seal it up nice with some duct tape.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:07 AM   #37
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drive it onto a tarp that's at least twice the size of the car. Put a car cover on the car. Cover the car cover with the tarp. you can seal it up nice with some duct tape.
LOL! Thats funny! I can just picture that. Tarps let moisture through tho, but they keep it trapped. Rustbucket acceleration
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:10 AM   #38
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Winter outdoor storage isn't a big deal, I did it with my car.... just follow storage procedures, put a cover on the car, and don't touch it until spring.
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Old 08-04-2009, 12:40 AM   #39
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One of the advantages of having a battery charger in your garage!
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:59 AM   #40
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I've read a thread someone... once... about a guy like you... that went through A LOT to store his car, which included some of the comments made by posters on here. Such as removing the tires and rims and storing them somewhere safe.

Then having the vehicle stored in a climate controlled garage, somewhere safe, with the battery on a constant charge....

Really 10 days is okay... I left my car for 10+ days outside in -40 degree weather... and it started fine after the 10 days. Just make sure though you keep the battery warm

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Old 08-06-2009, 02:54 PM   #41
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I just got back from my cottage (10 day vacation) I left my e36 in my garage and the only issue I had was my driver side e-brake was stuck on. So leave your e-brake off!

If you want to be extra prudent - use a battery minder. Guaranteed your battery will be good to go and you don't need to re-program a thing!
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Old 08-06-2009, 03:23 PM   #42
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Don't forget to top the halogen fluid!
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:29 PM   #43
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Don't forget to top the halogen fluid!
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Old 08-09-2009, 09:36 PM   #44
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Old 08-10-2009, 06:37 PM   #45
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10 days??? I'm sometimes in the city and don't drive my car for 10 days. lol
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