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Old 01-07-2012, 01:12 AM   #1
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Long term storage for the tdi

I will be parking my golf tdi in the garage for approx. 3-6 months. Any tips for proper storage ? I saw the other thread made for storing a gti, but I was looking for other tips more specific to the TDI. Any help is greatly appreciated
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:31 PM   #2
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I would fill it up on diesel and maybe add a fuel preservative (Diesel compatible).
Disconnect negative side of battery.
And if you can, put on jack stands (not really necessary for a couple months).

Also all financed vehicle have to carry full coverage all the time!
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Old 01-10-2012, 12:58 AM   #3
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I parked my TDI in a storage unit for a year. All I did was add an entire bottle of PowerService (I think it was 911, but it could have just been regular winter blend) to the fuel tank, and disconnect the negative battery terminal.

I aired the tires up to 42 psi. I didn't raise the car on jackstands. When I came back after a year, the lowest tire was at 38 psi. As far as I know, today's modern radial tires don't flat spot like old school bias ply tires used to. My car still rides smooth like butter, no bumpy tires
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