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Re: Storing for extended periods

I've no idea what the current draw of the cars electronics would be, but I'd guess this would have it covered

TBH I'd be reluctant to leave it without some electrical input.
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Re: Storing for extended periods

Remove the battery from the car and take it to a place that has electric.

If you don't have one of them trickle chargers that you can leave on all of the time, charge the battery up with a normal charger, then put it on a timer to come on for 30 minutes every week....fully charge the battery before refitting after the 7 months.

Leave the handbrake off and either put the car in gear or chock the wheels.

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Re: Storing for extended periods

Originally Posted by hondo View Post
but I'd guess this would have it covered
It's what my Dad did with his Fiesta, he's just got back from 4 months away and the car did start off the battery, after some coaxing anyway

Plus, it's the original battery in the car from 12 years ago too!
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