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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:21 pm    Post subject: Winter Storage Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I've decided that i'm going to put my C4 in a garage for winter and take it off the road. Probably November to April.

At the moment it lives on the drive and although I have a good quality breathable cover it is out in the elements for the majority of time. I use it about once a week/fortnight and currently do about 3 - 4000 miles a year.

What advice do any of you have for storing it for a long period?

I was going to put it on a trickle charger and probably start it once a fortnight?

Do I need to do any more?


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2004 Porsche 996 Turbo

PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trickle charger or even better disconnect the battery, overinflate the tyres a bit and don't start it.
Fill it with fuel

Is the temperature reasonably constant in the garage, any damp?

I usually just put my cars on a trickle charger or disconnect the battery and nothing else, never had a problem.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep my car outside most of the time. I have a tailored quality cover but the car still got very damp.
I invested in an outdoor Carcoon. It is a great thing in providing dry non damp storage for my car. It also has a trickle charger included. It leaves my garage free for other duties
A friend has had an indoor one for a few years whom recommended them to me.

Beware of their delivery dates, and do not believe a word they say on the subject.
Their definition of customer service is, don't answer the phone, and don't respond to emails.

In my experience, As a product they are great. As a company they are s**t.
But they are worth the wait.
Previous to current.......
993 C4 Coupe - 996TT Coupe - 3.2 Carrera Sport - 964 C2 Coupe.
Wish list.... 997 GT3 comfort spec.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought we were not meant to be filling cars full as the fuel separates? I imagine this is only factor for long period of storing and not a winter store though.
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