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      11-01-2017, 10:46 PM   #1
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Hey guys, that time of the year is approaching, in a few months I will be storing my F30 335 X Drive for the entire winter. Few questions I have, First I'm planning on keeping a battery charger on it for the entire winter; and knowing the battery is in the trunk do I I need to connect the battery and leave the trunk open or should I close it? Sounds like a stupid question but guessing the trunk may not close with the wires in the way. Secondly, i have JB4 installed. Should I remove it for the winter? All answers will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Hey guys, that time of the year is approaching, in a few months I will be storing my F30 335 X Drive for the entire winter. Few questions I have, First I'm planning on keeping a battery charger on it for the entire winter; and knowing the battery is in the trunk do I I need to connect the battery and leave the trunk open or should I close it? Sounds like a stupid question but guessing the trunk may not close with the wires in the way. Secondly, i have JB4 installed. Should I remove it for the winter? All answers will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
battery terminals are located in the engine bay, passenger side near fusebox/windshield wiper fluid port.

JB4 will be fine.
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Hey guys, that time of the year is approaching, in a few months I will be storing my F30 335 X Drive for the entire winter. Few questions I have, First I'm planning on keeping a battery charger on it for the entire winter; and knowing the battery is in the trunk do I I need to connect the battery and leave the trunk open or should I close it? Sounds like a stupid question but guessing the trunk may not close with the wires in the way. Secondly, i have JB4 installed. Should I remove it for the winter? All answers will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
battery terminals are located in the engine bay, passenger side near fusebox/windshield wiper fluid port.

JB4 will be fine.
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Hey guys, that time of the year is approaching, in a few months I will be storing my F30 335 X Drive for the entire winter. Few questions I have, First I'm planning on keeping a battery charger on it for the entire winter; and knowing the battery is in the trunk do I I need to connect the battery and leave the trunk open or should I close it? Sounds like a stupid question but guessing the trunk may not close with the wires in the way. Secondly, i have JB4 installed. Should I remove it for the winter? All answers will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
battery terminals are located in the engine bay, passenger side near fusebox/windshield wiper fluid port.

JB4 will be fine.

I thought that was only for jump starting?
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I thought that was only for jump starting?
who knows, I've been using it for 3 winters on 3 F series cars, no issues
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I thought that was only for jump starting?
who knows, I've been using it for 3 winters on 3 F series cars, no issues
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I thought that was only for jump starting?
who knows, I've been using it for 3 winters on 3 F series cars, no issues
LOL good to know. Thank you so much
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Remember to add Sta-Bil to the gas. Add it, and some fresh gas, then drive around for about 20 to 30 miles.

Once the car is in storage position, inflate your tires to near max pressure. Not what it says on the door, but what the manufacturer says is max allowable pressure (usually found on the sidewall of the tire itself).
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Remember to add Sta-Bil to the gas. Add it, and some fresh gas, then drive around for about 20 to 30 miles.

Once the car is in storage position, inflate your tires to near max pressure. Not what it says on the door, but what the manufacturer says is max allowable pressure (usually found on the sidewall of the tire itself).
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Remember to add Sta-Bil to the gas. Add it, and some fresh gas, then drive around for about 20 to 30 miles.

Once the car is in storage position, inflate your tires to near max pressure. Not what it says on the door, but what the manufacturer says is max allowable pressure (usually found on the sidewall of the tire itself).

I will definitely do that, thanks for the tip!
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Just curious, why store a car with Xdrive in winter?
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Just curious, why store a car with Xdrive in winter?
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Cause my daily driver is a 2001 Jeep Cherokee. No need to drive the Bmw in the snow. When I was buying the car was looking for RWD but was impossible. Finding standard was almost impossible too
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Just curious, why store a car with Xdrive in winter?
why not? I have a jeep srt for winter
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Hey guys, that time of the year is approaching, in a few months I will be storing my F30 335 X Drive for the entire winter. Few questions I have, First I'm planning on keeping a battery charger on it for the entire winter; and knowing the battery is in the trunk do I I need to connect the battery and leave the trunk open or should I close it? Sounds like a stupid question but guessing the trunk may not close with the wires in the way. Secondly, i have JB4 installed. Should I remove it for the winter? All answers will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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battery terminals are located in the engine bay, passenger side near fusebox/windshield wiper fluid port.

JB4 will be fine.

^^ THIS ^^ .. Definitely don't connect directly to battery


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why not? I have a jeep srt for winter
If you're not driving it in winter, a rear drive F30 will give you way better driving dynamics vs an Xdrive.

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Cause my daily driver is a 2001 Jeep Cherokee. No need to drive the Bmw in the snow. When I was buying the car was looking for RWD but was impossible. Finding standard was almost impossible too
True. It's hard to find non Xdrive F30s in the north east US as well as Canada. Standard is another story as well.
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If you're not driving it in winter, a rear drive F30 will give you way better driving dynamics vs an Xdrive.

Have a great day.
sounds good
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Hey guys, that time of the year is approaching, in a few months I will be storing my F30 335 X Drive for the entire winter. Few questions I have, First I'm planning on keeping a battery charger on it for the entire winter; and knowing the battery is in the trunk do I I need to connect the battery and leave the trunk open or should I close it? Sounds like a stupid question but guessing the trunk may not close with the wires in the way. Secondly, i have JB4 installed. Should I remove it for the winter? All answers will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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battery terminals are located in the engine bay, passenger side near fusebox/windshield wiper fluid port.

JB4 will be fine.

^^ THIS ^^ .. Definitely don't connect directly to battery


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Hey guys, that time of the year is approaching, in a few months I will be storing my F30 335 X Drive for the entire winter. Few questions I have, First I'm planning on keeping a battery charger on it for the entire winter; and knowing the battery is in the trunk do I I need to connect the battery and leave the trunk open or should I close it? Sounds like a stupid question but guessing the trunk may not close with the wires in the way. Secondly, i have JB4 installed. Should I remove it for the winter? All answers will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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battery terminals are located in the engine bay, passenger side near fusebox/windshield wiper fluid port.

JB4 will be fine.

^^ THIS ^^ .. Definitely don't connect directly to battery


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Sorry for the late response. But thanks!
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I have an xdrive and im not driving mine in the winter. I only have it cause i wanna be abke to put launch all you rwd drove on the street
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