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Hi all,

My work means that for the next 3 years I'll be overseas for long periods, with the venerable 4.6 Gems '38 being left at home, parked outside on the drive in the UK weather. Whilst I'm away, the rest of the family will be home to keep an eye on things.
When I come home for holidays etc. it would be nice to be able to jump in and go out for a bit of off-roading or green laning etc. so I want to try and preserve the car as best as possible.

She'll be constantly plugged in to a battery conditioner, and parked with calibration blocks inside the bump stops (so the bags don't get all creased and wrinkled when the EAS deflates)

I've silicone sprayed pretty much every connector, and cleaned the earths.
Her service schedule is up to date, so oils etc. are all fresh

I'm considering a dehumidifier to keep the damp away inside too?


Anything else specific to a '38 that would be wise?

Thanks all
 

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dehumidifier is a good idea, treat the leather and change fluids. use a car cover it at all possible, cover vents to prevent vermin ingress. give the paint a good wax job, wash undercarriage of any mud which will create moisture and lead to rust/rot.
 

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You have ticked all the correct boxes for storage.
+1 on the dehumidifier
Be sure to check the battery fluid level whenever you visit, as it will go down a wee bit on a maintainer.
Short of getting one of the cool "Drive in, zip up and inflate" car pods (My mate in Sheffield has several, good stuff!) I would consider a good quality vented cover as well. If the cover does not vent well, I would go with a windshield inside reflector shield, and a good annual wax job. Moisture inside, or under the cover is the enemy.
 

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The Rangie will be fine! I've had P38s in the yard fir a year or longer, with the battery disconnected. Charge the battery, change the oil if over a year and fire up.
The blocks in the bump are a good idea, will help keep the bags in good shape.
As for moisture, if the car is on your drive and you have family there, just ask them to open the doors on a sunny day.

Filip
 

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Thanks all, much appreciated.

FYI she's on Arnott Gen3 bags (rather expensive to ruin!) so my blocks are custom made extra long ones to ensure good elevation whilst she's sat.

Again, many thanks.
 

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As for moisture, if the car is on your drive and you have family there, just ask them to open the doors on a sunny day.

Filip
We don't exactly have many of those :)

I'd second a dehumidifier - a desicant based one that will actually work in cold weather unlike compressor based ones.
 
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