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Winter storage

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Winter storage

So, battery disconnected
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Battery off and ECU removed (Stored in house in Antistatic bag and descant)
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battery on and trickle charge

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Battery disconnected and preferably kept at room temp.

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Yep.

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Suspension should set to low to relax the sphere diaphragms... Generally spheres last longer on sinkers and this is the reason why..

Nice if you can elevate the wheels to prevent flat-spots developing on the tyres...

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I was thinking 50psi Jim :)

Any comments on removal of the ECU ?

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Stickyfinger wrote:I was thinking 50psi Jim :)
Yep, that should do...
Stickyfinger wrote:Any comments on removal of the ECU ?
Which ECU?

I see no need to remove any of them personally...

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Just thinking about my previous problem :)

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I've never removed one for storage, Greens come to life ok but theres only the ABS And Hydractive ECUs on her.
I could knit you a nice ECU warmer, heard a rumour you've got loads of free range wool down your way.

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[-X , not free, I have to buy the drinks :)

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Stickyfinger wrote:Just thinking about my previous problem :)
Only if the battery is allowed to get very low potentially Alasdair...

And if it does then I have my ELIT ;)

I've stored my Activa over winter for several years in a row and let the battery get very low on occasion with no adverse reaction fro any ECU..

Ditto S1 V6s too..

Best to be happy and always make sure the battery is happy...

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50psi and take off the battery (keep in the house) then.

Quick one ?, does Waxoil/Dinatrol effect rubber bushes and Citroen return pipes?

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elma wrote:Battery disconnected and preferably kept at room temp.
So a Xsara Picasso in a warm garage (integral to a house with boiler in it) could have the battery left in situ.

Hmmm now the different location Citroen placed the battery in helps the battery to not get a :wink: chill.