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2005/11/14 14:27:26 (permalink)

Tucked up for winter

Well thats it for the winter. Had one last blast yesterday. Gave her a good clean and polish. Pumped up the tyres, have had the oil changed, chocks on the back wheels (handbrake off). My nice new breathable cover on. Anything else you guys think i should do to keep her safe in the garage this winter.

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RE: Tucked up for winter 2005/11/14 15:46:38 (permalink)
Rottweiler with elastic band round it's balls to bite any potential theiving scum in two! :-) 
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RE: Tucked up for winter 2005/11/14 16:25:17 (permalink)
Have you installed a battery conditioner/trickler, this will keep the battery in tip top condtion and stop having a flat

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RE: Tucked up for winter 2005/11/14 16:41:19 (permalink)
Err no not yet. This weeks purchase.

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RE: Tucked up for winter 2005/11/14 16:43:14 (permalink)
How ironic! That’s exactly what I did yesterday. Trickle charge the battery – that’s a good idea. I also bought one of those oil filled heaters by delonghi (excuse the spelling there). That keeps the garage warm and dry. Rottweilers eat too much – Staffordshire bull terrier far more cost effective…….role on the summer……...  
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RE: Tucked up for winter 2005/11/14 17:50:15 (permalink)
Simon. Where did you get the heater from and how much?
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RE: Tucked up for winter 2005/11/14 18:21:31 (permalink)
Bought it from a mate at work for £40 quid - bargin! I believe you can get them from comet/currys circa £50 - £100 depends on the model......Simon (four rings) Penkett 
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RE: Tucked up for winter 2005/11/14 21:18:45 (permalink)
Best option and more fun is wait for a dry day and take car out and blow the cobwebs out of yourself and the car. Personally I think they dont like sitting for to long at a time.
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RE: Tucked up for winter 2005/11/14 21:29:16 (permalink)
Just drive it fella!

Forget this hibernation stuff.

Get it waxoyled, get it driven

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RE: Tucked up for winter 2005/11/14 21:48:41 (permalink)
I can see your point guys and i will take for a blast on nice dry days. Its just that it is near concours and I just hate our roads in the winter. I know it should be driven but the car is a pure luxury for me so i would rather spend money on the oily bits than the bodywork.
Tell you what lets all have your opinion on using a mid eighties 911 during the winter.

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RE: Tucked up for winter 2005/11/14 23:40:05 (permalink)
Well, i have a set of cookie cutter wheels with M&S tires. As I am from Belgium, I usually take her over for Christmas and then continue for a short holiday in Switserland over New Year.
 
WINTERS ARE GREAT IN A 911, the heater, the german motorway, roadholding in the mountains on fresh snow (yummmmm, only a Mercedes Unimog lorry does better) in fact heater on full blast and the (targa) roof off is awesome. Also, you are the envy of young and old in their modern blobs. I jet wash every week, waxoil in autumn, and beware of the salt lorries on the road as the salt grains are so big that it breaks your light lenses at high speeds.(if you have nightmares about stone chips in summer, HA!)
 
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RE: Tucked up for winter 2005/11/15 07:36:07 (permalink)
Persoannly I think you are better off and choosing your days to use it over the winter. I try to give the car a good 40-50 mile run at least once a month over the winter.
 
I remember Paul at Tuthills being horrified the last time I mentioned my car not being used over winter. Was particularly concerned about things like the RMS drying out.

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RE: Tucked up for winter 2005/11/15 13:35:03 (permalink)
Just a bit of advice if you purchase the Porsche charger (as I did) Make sure you get one that clips direct on to the battery as the cigarette socket is not live in the 3.2 and it wont work !. I got the Porsche charger for about £65 from my OPC (they give me a discount) but had to go back and get the adaptor to change the cig attachment to battery attachment gismo (£25). This is a pulse charger so can be left on all the time only recharging as the battery drops to a certain level. Well worth the money.
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RE: Tucked up for winter 2005/11/15 13:46:59 (permalink)
I think the cars need to be used reqularly,  It doesn't do them any good if there not.
I have to use mine throughout the year + its not garaged,  as long as you hose
under the arches and wash it reqularly you should be OK,  
Don't think I could last that long with driving it 
 
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RE: Tucked up for winter 2005/11/15 14:34:28 (permalink)
Cant agree more. There is at least one weekend a month thats dry. Take it for a spin. That way you avoid flat spotting the tyres , rusting brakes, and seized whatevers ! Not so good is to wash it down without it drying off first. However dry you think you have made the car after a good jet wash just try using a dehumidifier in a garage after a wash and leathering. The result is frightening. You wont believe how much moisture there is still left.

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RE: Tucked up for winter 2005/11/15 15:40:19 (permalink)
Regarding the adaptor: i use the Carcoon supplied trickle charger and that was £45. comes with both options. At the classic car show, there was that award winning trickle charger which was featured in Classic and Sportscars (don't have the magazine at hand at the moment so perhaps someone can fill in the brand) and you can specify it with porsche logo script /Mercedes Benz star/ BMW propeller etc etc etc on it for £39!
 
 

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RE: Tucked up for winter 2005/12/14 00:54:55 (permalink)
Greetings one and all
Once again I'm a few weeks late but for whats it's worth, my old girl (not wife---groan) lives on my drive way and is my only way to work! I do think of Mr Rust borrowing away with out me looking but every time I'm driving her there's always a gap in the traffic, even on the jolly M25, where I can make good progress, which gets me my "fix".
Trouble is there's to many other ****s out there doing 29 mph, and if I used her only on "Sundays" then trust me the "29 Club" will be out in force. Lifes too short!
Hang on snows up, I'm off for a quick lap round to the pub.

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RE: Tucked up for winter 2005/12/30 19:21:06 (permalink)
The 911 3.2 carrera is a great all weather car to drive. You have to be a good driver as we all know but I have driven mine in the snow and the ice and enjoyed every second.
 
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Re: RE: Tucked up for winter 2020/11/22 17:17:20 (permalink)
Hello, first post on the Forum from me.  I'm still a relative newcommer to Porsche ownership.  I have a 997.2 and have decided to garage it over winter and cash the tax in.  I have a C-Tek charger fitted, brimmed the fuel tank (but forgot to add Stabiliser - is that a major issue?  It will be garaged for 5 months probably and although I have used ESSO's best, it will have ethanol in it due to my location), parked on PCGB's finest tyre trainers and a nice car cover.  It was thoroughly washed before storage and the brakes dried out.  The question I have is, should I periodically start it during the storage period and get the engine up to temperature in idle?  I've read confliciting views on this.  
 
Thanks in advance
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Re: RE: Tucked up for winter 2020/11/23 09:20:35 (permalink)
No, leave it or drive it.

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