[Biturbos4] S4 Long Term Storage

Ti Kan ti at amb.org
Mon Nov 29 21:13:02 EST 2004

Nicholas Mistry writes:
> >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.  
> >
> http://batterytender.com/default.php?cPath=11
> Soooo many choices......  Which one did you end up with?  and about how 
> much did it cost?  And with this, do you still need to disconnect the 
> battery?  ( i would assume that you wouldnt.. )

I got the Battery Tender Plus, it costed about $60.  If you use this,
you don't need to disconnect the battery.

> Just a side note,   My wife has an  '93 Acura Legend, and she never has 
> any problems with her battery being drained.   The car can sit for more 
> than 3 months, w/o a problem.    On the '01 S4, if I leave the car for 
> more than a month, the battery is completely dead.    Should i have the 
> electrical system checked?  or is this normal.      I always assumed 
> that the alarm system was the culprit. 

Yeah, the central locking and alarm system is probably the main
consumer of electricity when the ignition and accessories are off.

Ti Kan
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