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post #1 of 6 Old 06-08-2009, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Parking the Compass for a few months....

I'll be out of the country and will have the Compass parked in the garage for about 2 months. Is there anything I should do beforehand? I have a security system GPS/GPRS system installed on it (3rd party) and I know that eats a bit of the battery. Should I just take out the battery? Or should I go with one of electric chargers?

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Is the jeep gonna be home alone for two months or is there gonna be someone else at the house while your gone??

If so I would just have them start the jeep and let it run for a few min like once a week or something like that..
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No one will be able to start the car at that time.
It'll be all alone in the garage..
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If you have a known drain on the battery because of the GPS then you could disconnect that system. If that's too inconvenient then either disconnecting the battery or a trickle charger would work. A trickle charger would make sure that you don't lose any programming.


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I used to park my old car every winter, and it would sit for 6 or 7 months. With that, I would disconnect the battery, and put fuel stabilizer into the gas tank. Also parked it with a full tank to avoid moister from selling in the tank. And so I wouldn't get flat spots on my tires, I'd also be sure to put some old rims and tires on there, and let it sit on those (ones I didn't care about).

Come Spring, I'd do the reverse, and also pull the plugs and drop a small bit of oil down each cylinder to help prevent scratching since all the oil in the engine would have settled down into the pan.

Did this for years, and my brothers done it from day one with his '87 Mustang (bought it new, and still has original motor - like new.)

Now, I know yours is only for two months, but you get the idea of what can be done.

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