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Old 09-13-2013, 12:06 PM   #1
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Storage tips.

Hey folks.

So I'm about to pack up and head to Scotland for a 8 month transfer program. Needless to say, excited as hell!

I will be storing my E46 at my girlfriend's condo and I'll be storing my newly purchased E90 in my sister's townhouse.

The townhouse has a private garage but a shared entrance - meaning the doors may open a bit as people come in and out. The car though will be fully covered and protected.

I purchased a car cover off ebay and I just did the oil change. Plan is to store the E90 this weekend and drive the E46 till the 20th when I fly to Scotland.

No one will be driving either of the cars while Im gone and they will both be on fire/theft insurance only.

Just wanted to know - any tips on the E90 storage in particular? Should I disconnect the battery at all ? Or do I need to close the dual exhaust with something? Im sure there are damn mice around these garages - lol

I plan on slapping on the winter wheels and storing the summer rims inside the car though - but cant lift the car up as my sister is bitching about me using her garage as it is.

Any tips on stuff - hit me with it. No one plans to start either of the cars till I come back which will be in April hopefully.

With money being tight....want to make sure both cars are well stored so i dont need to spend to much when i come back in april...

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Old 09-13-2013, 12:48 PM   #2
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- Put something under the tires if they're on concrete (cardboard, carpet, rubber)
- inflate the tires to or near max pressure so they don't flat spot
- don't lift the car
- use fuel stabilizer
- plug the exhaust tips with rags
- open a box of baking soda and put it in the passenger foot well, like wit the baking soda still in the box
- if you can, get a battery tender to keep the battery topped up, otherwise I would disconnect it, but I'm not sure what the ramifications are on an e90 of disconnecting the battery
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:34 PM   #3
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I think people over think the whole storage thing and I am sure this is sacrilegious for some but my e30 sat for 6 years. Battery was dead but recharged it, put some 91 in the tank and it started up as if I have been driving it everyday.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:20 PM   #4
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Storage tips.

I swear there is a thread about storage just a few posts down.
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