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Hello , got a question. Im going to store my car for the winter and probly unhook the battery, should I return car to stock or leave the tune on ? Did not know what would happen with no power to the CPU with a tune on it and no power for long term if any ?


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I don't see any problems but I'm no tuner.


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I have disconnected my battery multiple times while a tune is loaded, and it remains loaded after reconnecting the battery. I don't see an issue.

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Once the tune is loaded it remains just as the stock tune would even with extended battery disconnect, it will just go through the standard relearn cycle, same as it would any time you disconnect the battery.

You would be better off not disconnecting the battery though, instead get a battery maintainer/tender and use that while it's being stored to keep the battery healthy.

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That time is coming. i don't take mine off the road for winter but it is on light duty with the NE New Jersey weather salt and snow.
My garage is not that warm. Basically The Mustang will sit in the Garage 6 days a week. I put a Battery tender on it. I keep the gas tank full.
In addition I start it and let it run once or twice a week. As well as drive it a few miles once a weekend (weather permitting).

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Once the tune is loaded it remains just as the stock tune would even with extended battery disconnect, it will just go through the standard relearn cycle, same as it would any time you disconnect the battery.

You would be better off not disconnecting the battery though, instead get a battery maintainer/tender and use that while it's being stored to keep the battery healthy.
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Hello , got a question. Im going to store my car for the winter and probly unhook the battery, should I return car to stock or leave the tune on ? Did not know what would happen with no power to the CPU with a tune on it and no power for long term if any ?
Maybe Im wrong, but don't you guys in Arizona have pretty good weather all year round. ?
I agree with the previous posts. I store my car for about 5 months and I use a trickle charger on the battery. If you have access to hydro, that's the way to go.

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