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Old 10-01-2004, 01:48   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings,

I'm headed OS for a preiod of 5 weeks and have no-one whom I trust to take care of my car (BA XR8) for the duration of my leave. What are my options..???

Do I:
a) Disconnect the battery?
b) Find someone I trust enough to turn it over every couple of days?
c) Don't worry about it, it will probably get flogged and the new owner will treat it nice for the time it takes for the cops to pick it (them) up?
d) Seriously not worry because when I go to start it up again in 5 weeks time there won't be any issues with oil settling etc?

For those who think I've got no brain, go easy, its my first 'new' car.

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Old 10-01-2004, 03:46   #2 (permalink)
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i would personally leave the battery connected up, just run a battery charger on it when u get back.
maybe disconnect the wiring in heaps of places to minimise the chance of it getting nicked.
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Old 10-01-2004, 04:46   #3 (permalink)
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Greetings,

I'm headed OS for a preiod of 5 weeks and have no-one whom I trust to take care of my car (BA XR8) for the duration of my leave. What are my options..???

Do I:
a) Disconnect the battery?
b) Find someone I trust enough to turn it over every couple of days?
c) Don't worry about it, it will probably get flogged and the new owner will treat it nice for the time it takes for the cops to pick it (them) up?
d) Seriously not worry because when I go to start it up again in 5 weeks time there won't be any issues with oil settling etc?

For those who think I've got no brain, go easy, its my first 'new' car.

Cheers,
Simmo.
Park it next to mine in my garage and i'll look after it for you
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Private storage?... Leave it with family?

I had a ex-friend stay in my house while my wife and I went overseas, I disconnected the battery, hid the keys (obviously not well enough) and that ex-friend had some people over, decided they liked our posessions more than we did, helped themselves to a host of goodies and wrote off a 12mth old BA XR6 ute - and then had the tenacity to deny it all and say they were asleep and didn't hear a thing.

I'd go private storage, or at the very least - Family.
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Old 10-01-2004, 21:42   #5 (permalink)
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sorry to hear that waggy, were u insured or did u pay for it out of pocket?
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It'll restart. I left my AU for over 4 weeks in the garage cause I couldnt be bothered taking it out (used the wagon instead) When I finally went to drive it I had no problems starting it at all.
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sorry to hear that waggy, were u insured or did u pay for it out of pocket?
I was fully insured thank-god. Insurance company were fantastic about it.
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that's good to hear.
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Old 10-04-2004, 02:26   #9 (permalink)
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Park it next to mine in my garage and i'll look after it for you
Not such a bad suggestion....although I'd expect quad pipes on it (and the rest) when I get back....that is, if you were going to treat it as if it were your own!

Ps, Just got back from a trip to Bunno and back, and I learnt two things...long weekend and all, F.CK i hate people who sit on 95 km/hr in a 110 zone. Secondly, figured out a way to put my fog lamps to good use!

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It should be fine to leave it in the garage mate, just take your keys with you..
You must have a mate you can trust surely.
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