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Stang is going to sit for 2 weeks

So I'm a DD and don't have too much know on things to do when storing/letting it sit for a while. I'm headed overseas for 2 weeks and based off the little battery drain incident I had a couple weeks ago, I'm a little nervous leaving it sit for 2 weeks.

So are there any things I should do before I leave? I was thinking disconnect the neg battery terminal?


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Ok mine is a 2011 non DD low miles but original battery and can sit for up to 6 weeks with no issues, I wouldn't blink an eye to 2 weeks sitting. I don't disconnect anything, I hope this is of some comfort to you.

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If you are concerned, get a Battery Tender.

http://www.batterytender.com

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Two weeks? Just park it
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"Two weeks? Just park it"

add my two cents, LOCK IT!

my 2014 gt olny has 4000 miles on it,got it 4/2014 new. sits a bunch of weeks in a row,no issues. [in a garage and covered]
you will have no issues.
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"Two weeks? Just park it"

add my two cents, LOCK IT!

my 2014 gt olny has 4000 miles on it,got it 4/2014 new. sits a bunch of weeks in a row,no issues. [in a garage and covered]
you will have no issues.
Just remember this. Assuming that his 2012 was built in 2011, his battery is 4 years old or possibly more. Not the same as having a 1 or 2 year old battery.

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He should be fine. If it does go dead because of an old battery they it'll have to be replaced regardless.
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Two weeks? You need somebody to wash it or drive it while you're away? Or both?
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When I lived in the Northeast, mine would sit for over a month at a time in the winters in an unheated garage. Now that I live in Southern California, it still sits for weeks because I like to ride my scooter to work. Still fires up just fine every time.

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Thanks for the input, sounds like I should be ok. For those who didn't see my last thread, the reason why I'm little leery about this is because my seemingly healthy battery took a sh** on me sitting for less than a week while I was waiting for my emailed tunes to come after installing a CJ intake. I guess now I know that can happen with batteries, but still is a little odd that out of no where it just died with no preceding signs of fatigue. Car had mid 30K on it at the time.

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Did you find the cause of the battery dying after sitting for a week and correct it? Not trying to be a wise guy, but if not, why do you think it will be OK after sitting for two weeks?

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Just get a battery tender. Problem solved.

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Just get a battery tender. Problem solved.
Yup. Post #3.

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A battery tender is an option but it doesn't solve a problem. If the battery is discharging after a week or two then the battery needs to be replaced or there is a parasitic drain somewhere that needs to be corrected. I realize there are "always on" and devices in standby when the car is shut off but they shouldn't drain the battery in that short period of time.
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