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      10-02-2009, 09:06 AM   #1
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M3 Winter Storage

Starting to get cold up here in central Canada. Leaves are changing and it is almost time to put my baby away for the cold months. Usually have to put her away by the third week in October. This is the first winter for my E92 and was wondering for storage recommendations. The last few winters I stored a MB SLK 55 and did the following;

Filled up the gas tank and added Gas preservative.
Took the car for a good last drive to circulate the fuel with preservative.
Checked all fluids
Give the car a good wash and final detail
Over filled my tires to about 40lbs pressure
Disconnected the Battery
Covered up the car
Look forward to Spring

Would this be the same scenario for my E92?
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      10-02-2009, 09:36 AM   #2
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I've read somewhere that there are people who will put their car on jackstands as well.
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      10-02-2009, 09:42 AM   #3
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Yeah I have heard that but have never gone to that extreme. Have always just over inflated the tires without any problem.
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      10-02-2009, 11:43 AM   #4
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I think you should do a bit more research about disconnecting the battery rather than putting it on trickle charge. I reckon it "could" be armageddon when you hook it back up.
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      10-02-2009, 11:46 AM   #5
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I would just take the battery out.
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      10-02-2009, 12:13 PM   #6
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Yeah, I plan to just disconnect the battery. It is in a heated underground lot. There is no availability to plug in a trickle charger. Never had any issue disconnecting the battery on my SLK 55 AMG. OBC had no issues when I reconnected the battery.
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      10-02-2009, 01:42 PM   #7
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I stored my 335 in our extra garage and just started is every couple weeks. I didn't have any issues, but it doesn't get bitter cold in Germany like it does in Canada. Coming from Northern Wisconsin I can somewhat relate.
If you take the battery out, place it on wood. I used to drive my Vette up on 2X10's to put a buffer between the concrete and my tires. I used to squirt Marvins Mystery Oil down the cylinders in my 78 T/A too.
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I do the same steps and a couple more...

Battery Tender since I do have an outlet near by.

Fabric Softer sheets stuffed in the tailpipes, around the engine bay and inside the cabin. Keeps things fresh and also keeps the mice away.

Keep the window cracked open just a tad so theres no moisture build up in the cabin.

I think thats it besides what has already been said.
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      10-02-2009, 07:20 PM   #9
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Keep the window cracked open just a tad so theres no moisture build up in the cabin.
Just don't leave the HVAC on 'recirc' and it has the same effect .
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      10-02-2009, 07:26 PM   #10
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Great info. My baby gets park here soon too... Good ol' great white north
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