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Preparing to leave the car idle again for 2 years, any ideas?


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1 hour ago, transam said:

Plug it into the mains then clip on the crocodile clips to the battery, ensuring the hood when closed doesn't touch them...

Be sure to buy a trickle charger that can be left on permanently....

 

That is not possible if we live in a condo where the cars are parked in a public space.

 

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3 hours ago, LarrySR said:

Eethanol is hygroscopic, meaning it attracts water from the atmosphere. Water and ethanol are corrosive, which is bad news for older tanks, fuel lines, and carburetors. Ethanol can also do nasty things to rubber seals.

Bike was 2001 - no damage.

So maybe for Fred Flintstones car - or anything old

Gasahol intorduced in N America in the 70's, any issues with rubber seals well solved by the 80's - 40 odd years ago

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4 hours ago, Ralf001 said:

Car to expand on this one please.. never heard of a connected battery possibly screwing up internal electronics or motherboards.

 

"5 Strange Problems Caused by a Weak Battery and How You Can Avoid Them"

https://www.autotrader.ca/newsfeatures/20200325/5-strange-problems-caused-by-a-weak-battery-and-how-you-can-avoid-them/

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, MrJ2U said:

"5 Strange Problems Caused by a Weak Battery and How You Can Avoid Them"

https://www.autotrader.ca/newsfeatures/20200325/5-strange-problems-caused-by-a-weak-battery-and-how-you-can-avoid-them/

 

 

 

Well yes, modern vehicles with batteries not supplying the required voltage can cause a vehicle to do strange things.

 

But this is not what you were claiming.

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Where are you in TH? In CM there's a place that will store indoors + maintenance start/check a vehicle periodically for about 400B month...

They will also do airport drop & pick up if needed....

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