Has anyone left their T6 standing unused for 3 months or more?

La Dodgy Vita

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I'm going overseas for three months this winter so my T6 will probably sit unused on my driveway for that time.
Now, I can cope with a flat battery and some surface rust on the discs but I was wondering if anyone else had left their T6 (or any other vehicle) standing for that lenght of time during winter and whether it caused any more permanent / expensive harm.
A good neighbour has offered to drive it say once a month for me but it's going to cost me about £95.00 to add her to my insurance (buying say 3 x one-day insurances will cost about the same) and I'm tight!
Thanks in advance
Darryl
 

Nigel W

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T6 Guru
I hate to admit it but mine sits on the drive for months on end unused. Over winter it can be 6!.
I have a small Noco 5amp charger I leave in the cig socket which maintains the battery, once a month I run the diesel heater (it’s a camper) and the solar panel does the leisure battery. I slightly over inflate the tyres but other than that nothing and I never start the engine as I have been told it causes more harm than good.
It never fails to start first time at the end of its holiday and it always has a service/oil change at the start of the season.
I know we should use it more but………..
 

La Dodgy Vita

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I hate to admit it but mine sits on the drive for months on end unused. Over winter it can be 6!.
I have a small Noco 5amp charger I leave in the cig socket which maintains the battery, once a month I run the diesel heater (it’s a camper) and the solar panel does the leisure battery. I slightly over inflate the tyres but other than that nothing and I never start the engine as I have been told it causes more harm than good.
It never fails to start first time at the end of its holiday and it always has a service/oil change at the start of the season.
I know we should use it more but………..
Thanks for the reply Nigel.
Mine's also a camper so I may just get my neighbour to plug the leisure battery into the mains and run the diesel heater now and again.
Yes, idling an engine now and again without a good run definitely does more harm than good.
Cheers
 

cossie

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T6 Pro
Carcoon is the best thing. Not sure if there do one in van size.
Been perfect for my classic cars.
Can even drive a wet car in and it dries it whilst keeping the air moisture content at a perfect level. No rust on discs etc.
 
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