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> How To Store My V40 Long Term
Scottmac
post Nov 9 2017, 06:14 AM
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Can anybody advise me please?

I need to store my V40 D3 in an underground box for a year without driving it while I'm working overseas.

Any ideas what I need to take care of? I am esp concerned about the battery during this time as there's no power socket to plug a trickle charger in. Should I disconnect the battery?

Thanks for any advice!

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grendel1960
post Nov 9 2017, 07:44 AM
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for the battery disconnection might be best, the alarm system will eventually drain the battery (and keep going off once it gets down to a certain point) but be sure you have the radio codes etc before you disconnect. for the rest of the car, you want to release the handbrake (chock the wheels as necessary), or it will freeze on and you wont be able to move when you come to revive it.
Hopefully others will be along sometime with further advice.
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post Sep 23 2020, 05:48 AM
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I wonder if the tires shouldn't be lifted off the ground, as they will suffer from long term sitting on the same spot. E.g. use a few jacks to lift all wheels?
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