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Sunner car - winter tick over regime

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It's been sad seeing mine in the garage for 8 years greavsy hahaha.
That's good your insurance has let you put the policy on hold didn't think you could do that. Lancaster?

1991 Mk1 Golf GTi Rivage 1.8cc
113k on the clock
Owned for 16 years

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Hi. yeah, I bet ! Ours had been stood 10 years before we bought it so we didn't see it !   Perhaps I wasn't clear about the Insurance, It was renewal time on the 1st November, so I rang and told them I wasn't renewing until next year. They were fine with that. I am with Lancaster though.

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Just disconnect the battery. A good battery will last a winter without charge / discharge cycles. I also don't believe in starting the car at all during its lay up as all you do is create condensation in the exhaust system which will rot it out. An engine in good order will start come spring. If it doesn't then it had imminent problems anyway.

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I'm with Yomp on the battery, I just remove the earth cable on my battery and it's been fine for the last 4 winters of doing this and I have not needed to charge the battery.

1988 Mk1 Golf GTi Cabriolet 1.8cc DX, K-jet. Daily drive. 300,000 miles and counting
1978 Mk1 Scirocco GLS 1.6cc FR, Webber carb. Weekend toy.
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