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Old 07-29-2009, 12:53 PM   #16
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Old 07-29-2009, 01:06 PM   #17
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LOL, funny guys. I think you would be just fine if you leave it alone. If you were storing it fo more then 30 days I would think of storage procedures.
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:28 PM   #18
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I'd at least disconnect the battery on a serious note!
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:00 PM   #19
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You can disconnect the battery. Storage of less than 2 weeks isn't normally a big deal. Leave the e-brake down, car in gear, and if you can avoid leaving the tires on concrete, i would.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:17 PM   #20
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just leave the car running while you're gone so when you get back the interior is nice and cool.

don't forget to have a friend stop by and top it off with gas.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:36 PM   #21
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just park it. If you leave the ebrake up, make sure its dry, otherwise it might stick. Other then that, make sure all interior lights are off upon locking, and you have nothing plugged into the power outlet. Done.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:44 PM   #22
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Leave the keys with me and I'll drive it every day to make sure its ok
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:02 PM   #23
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Leave the keys with me and I'll drive it every day to make sure its ok
LOL it's a 325i, not an M. You aren't missing out on much.
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:10 PM   #24
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Lol it would look nice in the drive way beside the E30 and E36
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:57 PM   #25
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on a serious note you should be fine imagine how long your car was sitting at the dealer before you purchased it!my e30 was sitting at hamburg honda for 4 months it was fine!
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:03 PM   #26
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It takes about five seconds to disconnect the negative battery lead. I'd do it just to be safe. The biggest hassle is having to reset your clock and radio when you get back. No big deal, and it's better than dealing with a dead battery. It should be good either way, but wouldn't that be a bitch first thing when you get home?
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:16 PM   #27
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It takes about five seconds to disconnect the negative battery lead. I'd do it just to be safe. The biggest hassle is having to reset your clock and radio when you get back. No big deal, and it's better than dealing with a dead battery. It should be good either way, but wouldn't that be a bitch first thing when you get home?
Its 10 days. My e36 sat over winter for 4 months before it couldn t start. Quick boost and its been fine since...
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:41 PM   #28
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Lol it would look nice in the drive way beside the E30 and E36
Hahaha I see your point.
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on a serious note you should be fine imagine how long your car was sitting at the dealer before you purchased it!my e30 was sitting at hamburg honda for 4 months it was fine!
Well I had the opposite experience. I was about to test drive an E46 323i and that thing's battery was dead as a door. But I think I'll be fine with this one. It's only 10 days and others have left it a lot longer. Besides I am sure my battery is fully charged all the time given how much I drive.
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Its 10 days. My e36 sat over winter for 4 months before it couldn t start. Quick boost and its been fine since...
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.
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