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Old 12-18-2014, 10:07 PM
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Will my 335d be okay sitting parked for a week when I leave town?
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Old 12-18-2014, 10:18 PM
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Old 12-19-2014, 04:31 AM
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My 328d has been sitting two weeks already (foot surgery on right foot). I'll probably have my wife take it for a spin this weekend. Then it will sit another few weeks.
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Old 12-19-2014, 09:30 AM
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Will my 335d be okay sitting parked for a week when I leave town?
My 328d sits for a month at a time when I'm away on business. No issues whatsoever. In diesels, it only really becomes an issue when storing for 9-12 months or more. Diesel fuel is more stable than gasoline but can still break down into polymer/tar/wax compounds (often mistaken for algae). If storing for that long, then adding a diesel fuel stabilizer like Sta-Bil for diesels for a couple of tanks before storing will keep the fuel from breaking down.

Also, newer BMWs have a battery cut-off circuit that will protect the battery in case of an extended electrical drain as could happen over several months, but a week is nothing.

Not that anyone asked, but starting a car every couple of weeks during extended storage probably does more harm than good. Cold starts when the oil film has drained mostly away from engine parts are murder on the engine. And, unless you drive the car for several miles, water and acid combustion byproducts increase in concentration when the engine is only run for a few minutes, and never get fully vaporized until being driven fully warmed up for several minutes.

Thanks for letting me channel my inner Cliff Claven this morning :-)

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Old 12-19-2014, 09:40 AM
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My 328d has been sitting two weeks already (foot surgery on right foot).
Wishing you a speedy recovery! I'm no health expert, but I'm told that pecan pie can accelerate foot surgery recovery. :-)
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Old 12-19-2014, 11:41 AM
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Wishing you a speedy recovery! I'm no health expert, but I'm told that pecan pie can accelerate foot surgery recovery. :-)
I've heard the same thing but it has be from Indianola Pecan House topped with Blue Bell Vanilla Ice cream.
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Old 12-19-2014, 04:45 PM
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Wishing you a speedy recovery! I'm no health expert, but I'm told that pecan pie can accelerate foot surgery recovery. :-)
Thanks. Flying man has it correct, it must have vanilla ice cream on top.

The only thing that might be better was the chocolate pecan pie we had for our work Xmas lunch!!! (With vanilla ice cream of course!
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Old 12-20-2014, 01:02 AM
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