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Old 24-07-2005   #1
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Question Long term Parking

Hi all Just a Silly question has anyone left his or her Abarth parked up for a fortnight .Im off to france in August and the Stillo will be in a long stay car park at the airport Im worried the Battery will run down when Im away And the car wont start on my return,will the alarm still work for this period off time ?
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HI Mate,

If I was you, I would leave it your car outside a friends house, who will start it now and them, and check everything is OK. Get a friend to drop you off at airport.

Leaving a car by itself for 2 weeks, means that sometime people notice that it has not been moved for some time, and sometime people will borrow parts, or even the car without your permission. Safer if left in a your home gargae if you have one. With a friend starting it at least half way through your hol.

From a friend who works in a airport, alot of car crime happens there. Remember the sign they have at the the airport and all car parks, they do not take responiablity of you car while you are away from your vehicle.

In gernal your ARlam should be OK after 2weeks, however if is goes off, it may run your battery down.
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Not an issue in airport car parking....tjhe security will be great in most case.

Secondly, it should be fine surely?! WIthout having any experience with the specific car I can't tell you for 100% certain of course but it shouldn't be an issue at all! Also, the airport parking places have the battery boosters, make sure you check up on the use of with your car to avoid damage with ECU.
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a newish car should have no probs holding a charge for 2 weeks.i left the cinq for over 2 months and it fired up fine
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Left Ulysse in Luton Long-stay for 2 weeks, and it started straight away when I got in it yesterday even surprised me, lol.
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Surely any modern car should be ok if left for two weeks. If the reliability of the Stilo was THAT poor I'd get a taxi!
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Only worry i'd have is how many electrics stay running during the time it's stood still...which would be more you would expect with a modern car. However, 2 weeks is nothing!
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Left Ulysse in Luton Long-stay for 2 weeks, and it started straight away when I got in it yesterday even surprised me, lol.

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Leave the keys in it & hope it gets nicked!!
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Leave the keys in it & hope it gets nicked!!

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Left my 1.2 in my aunties drive for nearly 2 and a half weeks and it never moved or was turned over, started first time.

Front tires seemed a bit soft though but that might just be me. Strangely the fag lighter had stopped working when i went to use the pump- but that was only a fuse.
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No problem leaving the car for two to three weeks allways starts first time But half way down the road i may get the GEARBOX FAULT warning light
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No problem leaving the car for two to three weeks allways starts first time But half way down the road i may get the GEARBOX FAULT warning light
Its something to do with the oil sinking to the sump or dodgy sensor.

When I had my ibiza i dintd drive it or turn it over for a month+ and it still started first time but oil pressure light was on for about 2 minutes.

2 minutes is a long time when your cacking your pants about a broken engin and the cost!

Anyway, most motors are stood still in storage for months on end before they're sold so i wouldnt worry
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Quote Originally Posted by Big Black Stilo
Its something to do with the oil sinking to the sump or dodgy sensor.

When I had my ibiza i dintd drive it or turn it over for a month+ and it still started first time but oil pressure light was on for about 2 minutes.

2 minutes is a long time when your cacking your pants about a broken engin and the cost!

Anyway, most motors are stood still in storage for months on end before they're sold so i wouldnt worry
Yes thats true you see car parks with thousands & thousands of cars waiting to be sold They are not started each day by some one If they are he as got a bloody big key ring
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