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2019/12/02 06:21:56 (permalink)

Winter Storage Tips Please

Hi
 
Looking to get a few tips on (semi) winter storage (will be occasional use on dry day etc.) on my 911.1 GTS (Carmine Red with PDCC)
 
 
should I leave the parking brake off  ?
 
ordered a Ctek Charger is it best leave this plugged into 12v socket 100% of time (will the wire fit through door gap when closed) ?
 
how often to run the car (every 2 weeks for example for a decent run)?
 
car is garaged (with low heat)
 
 
any other tips ?
 
Thanks 
 

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    Lancerlot
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    Re: Winter Storage Tips Please 2019/12/02 07:59:53 (permalink)
    Check out this link https://www.porscheclubgb.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=943256#943256.
    It can be found in 997 Register's Technical Section (members only) along with other useful 911 info not necessarily specific to the 997 model.
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    Clive

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    Re: Winter Storage Tips Please 2019/12/02 12:19:45 (permalink)
    Mine is also semi garaged this is what I do and have done for yrs with no problems
     
    Mine always gets a oil and filter what ever (every 12 months just before the frost sets in) at JGC Porsche Brackley with a minor service
     
    Wash and polish
     
    I always park it up with handbrake off (providing your garage is level)
     
    Connect your Ctec Charger up  to the mains and leave it on (the boot light will go out) leave the bonnet ajar
     
    Throw a nice soft cover over it I use double bed sheets 3 of them (Mrs can never find them)
     
    And that's it
     
    Regards
     
     
    post edited by 997Mike - 2019/12/02 12:22:22
    Kcoles69
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    Re: Winter Storage Tips Please 2019/12/03 06:20:03 (permalink)
    thanks for the  tips and the link ctek charger arriving this week 
     
     
    can I run the  wire out through a door gap to leave charging ?
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    Re: Winter Storage Tips Please 2019/12/03 08:53:00 (permalink)
    I bought one of these to connect to the battery https://www.amazon.co.uk/CTEK-CTE-56329-Direct-Connector-Adaptor/dp/B002X67JYE/ref=sr_1_3?adgrpid=52770054946&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpI3Y8YuZ5gIVR7TtCh0ylAsTEAAYAiAAEgJmLfD_BwE&hvadid=259149237045&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=1006912&hvnetw=g&hvpos=1t2&hvqmt=e&hvrand=6406749323110860491&hvtargid=aud-615477028318%3Akwd-406525123420&hydadcr=11831_1853772&keywords=ctek+battery+lead&qid=1575362841&sr=8-3 and it pokes through the plastic under bonnet grille so is always accessible although the lead is shorter than it should be. Also on the 981 I am able to run an extension lead from the Ctek charger through where the plastic under the bonnet is cut out slightly just below the wiper arm. As above, I leave the charger on all the time when the car is in the garage. I hope this helps.

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    Re: Winter Storage Tips Please 2019/12/03 18:09:57 (permalink)
    I have the Ctek charger connected to the cigarette lighter socket in the centre console of my 991.2 GTS. The cable from the charger is flat so it goes via the gap at the bottom of the drivers/passenger door with no problem. Just make sure the cable is free after the door is closed, just give it a gentle pull to make sure it’s not trapped.
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    Re: Winter Storage Tips Please 2019/12/04 06:27:05 (permalink)
    thanks for the info all...
     
    Ctek charger arrived (MXS-5) I plugged it straight into the cigarette lighter (thanks eric) and passed the cable through bottom of drivers door (checked it was loose and not trapped)… very easy 
     
    initially the charger was at number 3 (under 80% charged) and within 30 mins it was at number 4 (over 80% charged) left it overnight and its now at number 7 (100% charged and very happy with a green light)
     
     
     
    there are several modes to choose from I left it on normal car but there is a AGM option to
     
    do you now if AGM or Normal car is setting is best for my battery ?
     
     
     
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    Re: Winter Storage Tips Please 2019/12/04 07:12:01 (permalink)
    AGM for vehicles with stop/start strategy. https://www.porscheclubgb.com/forum/tm.aspx?m=810548&high=LOWDOWN+CTEK+Porsche+Forum
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    Clive 

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    Re: Winter Storage Tips Please 2019/12/04 08:28:24 (permalink)
    thanks for the link
     
    in the Ctek instructions it says normal made can be used for some AGM batteries and the AGM mode can be used for batteries like optima and odyssey 
     
    seems a bit vague using the word like ? (not sure what I have)
     
    does it actually matter which setting ?
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re: Winter Storage Tips Please 2019/12/04 08:36:08 (permalink)
    I would think "like' in the context means such as or e.g.
     
    You either have an AGM or you don't - Porsche fit Banner batteries.
     
    I use AGM as I have a Banner AGM battery

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    Re: Winter Storage Tips Please 2019/12/08 08:41:01 (permalink)
    Having only been a member of the club since 2017, I have to say your information posts from
    times past are total gems Clive! 


    On the winter storage tips, do any of you have thoughts on curved tyre ramps? Pointless spend, valuable addition? Thanks!
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