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Re: Winter storage tips anyone?? (archive)

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Posted by Gordon on October 29, 2000 at 02:44:08:

In Reply to: Winter storage tips anyone?? posted by matt on October 28, 2000 at 18:12:44:

Mine goes away on December 1st...well, that's the plan unless the weather holds. I'm going to try the driveway thing this year (lost my heated storage warehouse). As I have lost one A/C unit on a BMW through nonuse in the winter, and I want to start it each Sunday morning (won't that be fun... -10 degrees and running the A/C?) its hard to find indoor storage that allows starting ("Man found dead in luxury car garage trying to lubricate Air Conditioner").
I don't think the moisture thing is much to worry about in the winter... have found most damage to the undercarraige of cars happens in the summer parked on grass/stone/etc. in the humid weather. Fresh oil will be a must... don't think a week will hurt on the starting/no lubricant thing... Have always had trouble with whichever car was stored (winter beater or BMW) as far as wheels sticking/seizing through non movement (nothing like a Mazda GLC with one rear wheel locked, squealing down the street in December). Am planning on driving it forward and backwards a couple times each time I start it.
I have done both... no car cover/car under cover and all wrapped in plastic like a coccoon! Main difference is with neighbours..."hey...what's that in your that plastic original BMW"? (assholes!)
Let me know in the spring what you did and how it worked?

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