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it will not be started. I have been looking into the advanced battery chargers. I am wondering what will happen if I leave it there for 3 months without charging the battery. Will the battery just die or will I just need a jump when I get back? Anyone else ever had to leave their car for extended periods of time? Thanks for any help.
yeh, i left both my cars for 2 months straight. One started, the other didn't.
The reason being, was because the one that didnt start, has an alarm, and me being a smuck, i left the the alarm on for the whole 2 months..and it drained the whole battery. So make sure to disconect the battery, or disarm the car. My other car, started fine, but it just needed a bit more encouragement, you know...having the accelerator peddle floored. If that doesn't work, i am sure jump-starting it with jumper-leads, will work 99.9%.
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I disconnected my battery etc. My worry is I notice the oil settled to the bottom....when I came back from starting it up from 3 1/2 weeks. I got lots of PINGING! is this bad?...........hope not. It goes away but sounds really nasty.
I've stored my ride over the past 3 winters in the coooold midwest. The cold and lack of charging drained my battery, but a simple jump start got it going right away. The following winter I made sure to pop into the garage and start it to let it run for a few minutes each month.
I've heard that it's a good idea to run the A/C for a moment each month because lack of use can dry out the seals. This is especially true in the dry winter. So I ran the A/C when I started it.
Of course, make certain you have your factory radio code if you're using that deck.
Make sure there's not a cat in the garage. I found a pile of shiiiit on top of the car cover last year.
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