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Old 07-29-2009, 12:49 AM   #1
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Won't be driving for 10 days - what should I do?

Normally I drive a lot. Put down approx. 10,000km in 4 months. But I will be out of the country for 10 days. Should I disconnect the battery or leave it as is? The stock battery is going strong and I don't want to ruin the streak. However, the E46 is a battery hog hence the concern.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:57 AM   #2
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change all your fluids and take your tires off you might get flat spots.......its only 10 days like seriously! if you plan on parking it outside you might aswell leave the doors unlocked if you remove your battery becuase your alarm will be useless.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:57 AM   #3
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I parked my car for 4months and nothing happened after that. working fine!

for 10 days.. well that's just nothing..
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:58 AM   #4
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oh shit man. you need to replace your engine.
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:27 AM   #5
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honestly though......it should be fine, but if you are concerned, take it for a decent drive when you get back. just to ease your mind i suppose.
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:09 AM   #6
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Part out the car. When you get back put it all back together and you're golden.

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Old 07-29-2009, 06:45 AM   #7
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.... LOL ...... sell it and buy a new when you come back, anything can happen in 10 days ..
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:59 AM   #8
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buy a guard dog and leave enought food for 10 days
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:22 AM   #9
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park a front loader on all sides of your car so it doesn't get jacked.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:32 AM   #10
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Construct a 20 foot fence with barb-wire around the car, and make sure it's a high voltage fence! Install CCTV pointing directly on it. And to be safe, disconnect the battery.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:32 AM   #11
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umm..

my e30 has been sitting down for practically 1 year (august 2008-july 09)

i drove my car back from NYC to toronto...on the same oil, coolant, tranny fluid, even the fuel i had in it from last year!

...you dont have to do anything... -_-
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:02 AM   #12
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Melt the car down... it's the only way.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:29 AM   #13
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put around laser sensors, mount a surveillance camera, and carry a mobile live feed to your cell phone...
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:34 AM   #14
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What you should do is create a moat around your garage where the car is parked, station 10 guard dogs around it that can spit bee's out of their mouth. Then, in the moat, place at least 5 sharks equipped with lasers on their heads followed by an elecrtified barbed wire fence around the moat. Finally, build a guard tower about 40 feet high and invest in a good sniper to stake out the area. Might be a good idea to hire 2 so that they can alternate shifts so they arent working 24/7.


lol. Just kidding with you man. It should be good sitting for 10 days without the battery needing to be disconnected. Just make sure you start it and maybe let it run for a little while when you get back so that nothing really dries out.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:50 AM   #15
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LOL @ responses. Thanks to all. When I was shopping for an E46, this guy with an '03 325i said he didn't have to drive far to work and he left it in his garage when he went for vacation and came to find the battery completely discharged and needed replacement. I have also come across many threads that indicate that the E46 is a battery hog. Thanks for easing my mind on this. I'll just leave it as is. No time to dig a moat or set up laser sensors but great ideas nonetheless.
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