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S3 Storage

rvision Jun 10, 2009

  1. rvision

    rvision New Member

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    Guys,

    I'm moving to Dubai for a year or so so need to store my S3 03 in my garage while I'm away.

    Do any of you think I should make any precautions while storing it, i.e like disconnecting the battery ect?

    Thanks
    Andy
     
  2. S3 HODGE

    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

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    Give it a good clean in and out and maybe give it a good polish, Not sure on what to do with the battery etc but beware of the tyres going scabby as it happend to my old wheels that have been sat in my garage for 10 months...
     
  3. rvision

    rvision New Member

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    Yeah I'd read something about tyres, Ive got a brand new set of 18" Toyos so might have to put it on blocks to avoid leaving the weight on one area for that length of time.
     
  4. S3 HODGE

    S3 HODGE Brown passenger seat.

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    Or buy some crappy 16-17" wheels with tyres, Dont matter what they look like because it will be in the garage and keep the Toyos in the house :)
     
  5. Kingston

    Kingston Member

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    I would take the Battery out, in case of leaks etc
     
  6. Trick

    Trick Member

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    Should you not drain all the petrol, oil, steering fluid ect and disconnect battery?
     
  7. ianysm

    ianysm Active Member

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    What a shame to do it. I'd be tempted to sell it on and decide in a year what to do, either buy another or try something else. Standing cars are no good!
     
  8. Kingston

    Kingston Member

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    You right, everything needs draining as the seals will get soaked.
     
  9. ash_pearce

    ash_pearce Member VCDS Map User

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    is there no one you trust that can start it and move it round the block every couple of weeks?
     
  10. rvision

    rvision New Member

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    Its more access as the garage is quite small so its not going to be easy to get in and out. I'm having to sell my 205 GTI to make space for the Audi that's bad enough :(

    I think I'll drain most of the fuel, washer fluid, chock it up, disconnect the battery which is a sealed for life so shouldn't leak. A good clean and polish then cover with something that won't damage the paint. I'll prob be back a couple of times so I can always get it out then.

    Might take the Toyos with me and sleep on them lol

    Disconnecting the battery for long periods won't cause any problems for the engine management?
     
  11. MintyS3

    MintyS3 Works 60% the time, Everytime.

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    Need to make sure it doesnt build up moisture inside too. You can buy things to absoard it. Might have to leave leave the window down a tad? Although Im sure it will be fine in a dry place with a breathable cover.
     
  12. rvision

    rvision New Member

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    thanks, that's a good point. damp moldy leather isn't nice!
     
  13. 666markyboy

    666markyboy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah moisture is one of the worst things... i left a coupe in the garage once for a year or so and it went moldy inside...
     
  14. rvision

    rvision New Member

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    Such good news!! I'm not going permanent for at least 6 months. I'll be location independent so away for a month at a time and then home for a bit! So no need to store the car away for a year and get to come home and have some fun!

    Thanks for all the tips.. May need them sometime in the future!
     
  15. V.I.P_UAE

    V.I.P_UAE Member

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    What you doing here? I've lived here in Dubai a year.. We will have to meet up for a few :beerchug:..
     

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