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      01-19-2013, 09:09 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by BLACK OPS View Post
I needed to store my car for 9 months duration, I couldn't find much so it's good to have this DIY. My car was able to be started weekly but not driven (non manual driving caretaker).

I used:

Jack pads to put car on jacks
Steel wool balls to plug exhaust pipes
Trusting wife
I wouldn't recommend starting it like that weekly. Never a good idea to leave the engine idling without the car being driven, especially if you aren't going to let the engine get warm. That takes forever on these S65's.

Look on Amazon for a Schumacher 1.5Amp battery maintainer. They are like $15 and I've had mine for 2 years with no problems.

Is there really no chance for anyone to drive it for a full 9 months?

Originally Posted by THE TECH View Post
While I understand that everyone's situation is different, I'm just trying to figure out why certain things are done and if there are any logic behind them. Yes, plywood is cheap but what is it's real purpose?
I've seen people do this with styrofoam and card board. Makes sense to me. Spreads the weight a bit better because the material compresses. Might not help much though, but better than nothing.
Current: E92 M3 Sparkling Graphite/Bamboo Beige/6MT. E36 M3 Techno Violet/Dove/5MT. E85 Z4MR Alpine White/Imola Red/6MT