[Biturbos4] S4 Long Term Storage

Ti Kan ti at amb.org
Mon Nov 29 16:43:12 EST 2004

Nicholas Mistry writes:
> What steps should i take to prepare my '01 S4 for 1 to 2 months of 
> downtime in my garage?    I just had my battery replaced, so I guess im 
> a bit paranoid of other things going bad.
> Disconnect the battery?
> Fuel Treatment?

One or two months is not long enough to need fuel treatment, but
I would pump the tires up to max pressure to avoid flat-spotting.
Even better, put the car on solid jackstands to take the load off
the tires.

As for battery, disconnecting is an ok idea, but perhaps you should
invest in a "smart" battery charger that turns on when the voltage
dips below a certain voltage, but stops charging once it reaches
threshold.  I have one called "Battery Tender" made by Deltran, which
I bought from a local Pep Boys store.  You can also use the factory
solar panel charger that VW/Audi uses when news cars are in transit.
Lots of these for sale on ebay -- just search "vw solar panel".

Ti Kan
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